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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] acerhdf: Add support for new hardware
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Hi Boris,

Borislav Petkov writes:
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 11:43:34PM +0200, Peter Feuerer wrote:
>> From: Peter Feuerer <peter@piie.net>
>>
>> Add support for new hardware:
>> Acer Aspire LT-10Q/531/751/1810/1825,
>> Acer Travelmate 7730,
>> Packard Bell ENBFT/DOTVR46
>>
>> To prevent from hardware defects, the default temperature values have been
>> decreased.
>
> do you have some actual bug reports stating that the original
> temperature values were causing hw defects?

Fortunately not. But due to new supported hardware, of which I don't know
the actual temperature limits of processor, harddisk and other components,
it just feels safer with this lower settings.

Another point is, that you need to have the "kernelmode=1" option when
loading the module to enable fan control. When searching the internet for
acerhdf tutorials, you see, everybody not only setting kernelmode=1 but
also setting the fanon and fanoff variables. So I think it won't change
anything for most people.

Furthermore seems like kernel and userspace tools have been improved to
work more efficient and my netbook doesn't get so hot anymore, for me it
stays most of the time at about 50 degree when doing office stuff and
surfing.

kind regards,
--peter;


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