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    SubjectRe: acerhdf.c - unsupported notebook
    Hi Boris, Hi Branislav,

    Borislav Petkov writes:

    > From: Branislav Gajdos <>
    > Date: Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 04:27:37PM +0200
    >> >> acerhdf: unknown (unsupported) BIOS version Acer/Aspire 3810T/V1.04,
    >> >> please report, aborting!

    I'm wondering, why acerhdf is even loaded for your notebook, as no
    MODULE_ALIAS matches:

    MODULE_ALIAS("dmi:*:*Acer*:pnAspire 1410*:");
    MODULE_ALIAS("dmi:*:*Acer*:pnAspire 1810*:");

    Which distribution do you use? Does the distribution somehow autoload acerhdf? Or do you manually load the driver?

    > Peter, it looks like we support not only Atoms with that driver. Maybe
    > we should check the cpu specs of the 1810T for example (and google says
    > there are several different cpu types packaged with those laptops)
    > before we enforce temperature limits on them...? And let me ask you
    > this: are all those 1810T* entries in the bios_tbl there because of
    > noisy fans ...?

    Boris, I agree, we really should check the cpu specs. A quick search got me to this page: where we clearly see, that the core 2 have much lower critical temperatures.
    I added all those 1410* and 1810T* entries on behalf of people telling they'd have the fan control working with these lines for some weeks without problems and I didn't care about searching for the netbooks specifications. My fault.

    I would propose to enhance the bios_tbl by the default temperatures. What do you think?

    thanks and kind regards,

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