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Acer Aspire One Fan Control for Quirky/Lupu K2.6.33.2
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jan 2011, 23:19    Post_subject:  Acer Aspire One Fan Control for Quirky/Lupu K2.6.33.2  

This package is built from tempestuous' work here.

Install the PET and reboot.

Run
Code:
modprobe acerhdf

Then check
Code:
dmesg

Also, read the help file /usr/my-documents/acerhdf-README.txt

To start the fan control, run
Code:
echo -n enabled > /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/mode

I am using this in Quirky 1.3 on an AOA 150 ZG5 along with the CPU Frequency Scaling Tool and CPUtemp. . The default temperature settings are fanon=63C and fanoff=58C. If it's working correctly, you should immediately hear the fans turn off. They will turn on with some intensive activity like a youtube video.

Update: To set your own temperature limits, you must work in thousands. For example:
Code:
modprobe acerhdf fanon=55000 fanoff=50000
acerhdf-0.5.25-k2.6.33.2.pet
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pet

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Filename  acerhdf-0.5.25-k2.6.33.2.pet 
Filesize  7.83 KB 
Downloaded  1090 Time(s) 

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sheldonisaac

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jan 2011, 15:35    Post_subject: Re: Acer Aspire One Fan Control for Quirky/Lupu K2.6.33.2  

rcrsn51 wrote:

(IN PART)
I am using this in Quirky 1.3 on an AOA 150 ZG5

I think mine is the same computer, but Puppy 5.1.1 Or is it 5.11
First time the fan has been off! Thank you!
Quote:
you should immediately hear the fans turn off.

Yep!
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jan 2011, 15:54    Post_subject:  

Excellent! I found that the default temperature limits made the machine run a little hot, so I changed them to the lower values shown above.
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nooby

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Apr 2011, 13:54    Post_subject:  

If I get it at all. One need one pet for each kernel one use?

I have Acer AAO D250 and the fan work on some OS and not on others.

EDIT Thanks Rcrsn51
I tried to use these acerhdf pets and read not carefully enough that one should ignore the error message and I think I managed to install it but how does one know if it works?

Will Zigberts widget or the Hardware info give right temp if it works?

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Apr 2011, 14:20    Post_subject:  

nooby wrote:
If I get it at all. One need one pet for each kernel one use?

Correct. This PET only works on Puppies with the 2.6.33.2 kernel, like Lupu and Quirky.
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tori

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov 2011, 09:45    Post_subject:  

someone can do a .pet for wary puppy ?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov 2011, 11:44    Post_subject:  

tori wrote:
someone can do a .pet for wary puppy ?

Gladly. I have attached two new versions - for Wary k2.6.32smp and for Puppy 5.3 Slacko k2.6.37.6.

Since first posting the k2.6.33.2 edition. I have found an Acer netbook model that does not work with this driver. Please provide feedback.
acerhdf_0.5.2_wary-k2.6.32smp.pet
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pet

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Filename  acerhdf_0.5.2_wary-k2.6.32smp.pet 
Filesize  7.81 KB 
Downloaded  602 Time(s) 
acerhdf_0.5.25_slacko-k2.6.37.6.pet
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pet

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Filename  acerhdf_0.5.25_slacko-k2.6.37.6.pet 
Filesize  7.76 KB 
Downloaded  595 Time(s) 
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tori

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov 2011, 16:34    Post_subject:  

Really qwick answer O_O
Thanks
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tori

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov 2011, 18:36    Post_subject:  

Both work fine in wary and slacko.
Wary is very slow on aspire one 110 can't open movie , webplayer too slow.
Slacko work fine
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kent41


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov 2011, 14:00    Post_subject:  

rcrsn51

I am using lupu528 with kernel 2.6.33.2 on a acer aspire 1 D255.
I downloaded your .pet (acerhdf-0.5.25-k2.6.33.2.pet) then installed and did a reboot, however when I try to run
modprobe acerhdf I get the following error.

FATAL: Error inserting acerhdf (/lib/modules/2.6.33.2/kernel/drivers/misc/acerhdf.ko): Invalid argument

I also get the same error when I run the following.
modprobe acerhdf fanon=44000 fanoff=42000


I also get this message from dmesg.
unknown (unsupported) BIOS version Acer/AOD255/V3.05(DDR2), please report, aborting!


Any idea what I might be doing wrong?
Thanks

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov 2011, 14:23    Post_subject:  

You probably have a model that is not supported by this driver. It has not been updated in a while. Try this:
Code:
modprobe acerhdf force_product="AOD255"

But I couldn't get this to work.
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kent41


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov 2011, 16:05    Post_subject:  

Thanks rcrsn51
You were right it did not work.

thanks for trying.

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