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Thread: ACPI is already compiled!

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    Default ACPI is already compiled!

    ACPI does not need to be recompiled, it is already compiled as a kernel module.
    grep -i acpi /usr/src/linux/.config

    You just need to load these modules, same as any kernel module:
    modprobe ac
    modprobe battery
    modprobe thermal
    modprobe processor
    modprobe fan
    etc etc

    If you want this done automatically, and you use a HD install, then I suppose:
    echo '/sbin/modprobe ac' >> /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
    echo '/sbin/modprobe battery' >> /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

    (and the same for the other ACPI modules I mention above)
    should do it.

    If you use the live cd, then add the modprobe commands to rc.local and make it a .mo.

    There, that wasn't so hard now, was it?

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    Junior Member ermski2k's Avatar
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    Jun 2006

    Default ps

    If you still find some acpi features not working on asus and toshiba models, just edit the local rc file and add

    modprobe toshiba_acpi or
    modprobe asus_acpi

    then check the power settings in the KDE battery app.

    you should now be able to control the brightness.

    for fn function keys i used fnfx and fnfxd which can be googled.

    acpitools which is command line and can activate asus leds or force fan to on if you laptop runs hot or back to auto, as well as suspend to ram and suspend to disk.
    Frank made me do it!

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    Junior Member
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    Jul 2007


    what about dell XPS m1210 i have similar problem . to control the brightness.

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