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Bug 15419 - In the LiveCD install there is a wrong kernel switch suggestion (acpi=no) which doesn't solve my overheating problem
Summary: In the LiveCD install there is a wrong kernel switch suggestion (acpi=no) whi...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Release Media
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Everything (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High critical (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Robbins (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-02-10 01:48 UTC by luca de giorgi
Modified: 2003-02-10 20:29 UTC (History)
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Description luca de giorgi 2003-02-10 01:48:17 UTC
Searching for a way to install Gentoo on my notebook (evo n600c) I was unable to
continue the installation process due to overheating. After some investigation I
found the problem into ACPI which stopped my fan even if I turned it ALWAY on
from the BIOS settings. I tried to disable ACPI using the suggested switch
(acpi=no) but with no success. 
Searching through Google gives me the righ switch acpi=off. Passing this value
to the gentoo boot correctly disable ACPI making my fan working again.
Now I've installed my Gentoo Linux!

Best Regards

Luca de Giorgi

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot using the LiveCD 
2. pass the acpi=no at the boot prompt

Actual Results:  
The ACPI switched off the fan causing the processor to overheat. The notebook
switched off.

Expected Results:  
There is a wrong indication about wich acpi parameter to pass at the kernel boot.

The correct one is:

Comment 1 Bob Johnson (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-10 20:29:34 UTC
This has already been addressed in the experimental livecds 
sorry for any trouble it may have caused you