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Old 12-14-2007, 09:19 AM
roberto
 
Default ac adapter serious problem

hello
unfortunately, i encountered a bad problem in my laptop (Dell Latitude
D600) very frequent on these models:
sometimes, the BIOS does not recognize the ac adapter and this
seriously prevents the system performance: the CPU works at 600MHz
(instead of 2000MHz); if the battery is not at 100% then the ac
adapter cannot recharge it and so on...

now, since the current can flow inside the pc i'd like to tell Debian
to force the CPU working at full speed, without concerns about the
adapter

i post here this output since it may be helpful:

~$ cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power
active state: C2
default state: C1
bus master activity: ffffffff
states:
C1: promotion[C2] demotion[--] latency[000] usage[00198990]
*C2: promotion[C3] demotion[C1] latency[050] usage[01315600]
C3: promotion[--] demotion[C2] latency[050] usage[00000000]


thank you very much
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:30 AM
Benjamin Schmidt
 
Default ac adapter serious problem

roberto wrote:
> hello
> unfortunately, i encountered a bad problem in my laptop (Dell Latitude
> D600) very frequent on these models:
> sometimes, the BIOS does not recognize the ac adapter and this
> seriously prevents the system performance: the CPU works at 600MHz
> (instead of 2000MHz); if the battery is not at 100% then the ac
> adapter cannot recharge it and so on...
>
> now, since the current can flow inside the pc i'd like to tell Debian
> to force the CPU working at full speed, without concerns about the
> adapter
>
> i post here this output since it may be helpful:
>
> ~$ cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power
> active state: C2
> default state: C1
> bus master activity: ffffffff
> states:
> C1: promotion[C2] demotion[--] latency[000] usage[00198990]
> *C2: promotion[C3] demotion[C1] latency[050] usage[01315600]
> C3: promotion[--] demotion[C2] latency[050] usage[00000000]
>
>
> thank you very much
> --
> roberto
> OS: GNU/Linux, Debian
>
>

Hey Roberto

Best would be doing a bios upgrade, if a newer version is available.

> ~$ cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power
> active state: C2
> ...

to change this state (this is probably your question), do this:

$ su
# echo 1 > /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power

The echo-command with the ">" does not work with sudo (or I do not know
better), so you actually have to be root.

Please note that "/proc/acpi/processor/CPU1/throttling" would also be
interesting for you.

But still a bios upgrade would be the better solution.

Best regards,
Benjamin Schmidt
 
Old 12-14-2007, 02:34 PM
Benjamin Schmidt
 
Default ac adapter serious problem

roberto wrote:
> hello
> unfortunately, i encountered a bad problem in my laptop (Dell Latitude
> D600) very frequent on these models:
> sometimes, the BIOS does not recognize the ac adapter and this
> seriously prevents the system performance: the CPU works at 600MHz
> (instead of 2000MHz); if the battery is not at 100% then the ac
> adapter cannot recharge it and so on...
>
> now, since the current can flow inside the pc i'd like to tell Debian
> to force the CPU working at full speed, without concerns about the
> adapter
>
> i post here this output since it may be helpful:
>
> ~$ cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power
> active state: C2
> default state: C1
> bus master activity: ffffffff
> states:
> C1: promotion[C2] demotion[--] latency[000] usage[00198990]
> *C2: promotion[C3] demotion[C1] latency[050] usage[01315600]
> C3: promotion[--] demotion[C2] latency[050] usage[00000000]
>
>
> thank you very much
> --
> roberto
> OS: GNU/Linux, Debian
>
>

Hey Roberto

Best would be doing a bios upgrade, if a newer version is available.

> ~$ cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power
> active state: C2
> ...

to change this state (this is probably your question), do this:

$ su
# echo 1 > /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power

The echo-command with the ">" does not work with sudo (or I do not know
better), so you actually have to be root.

Please note that "/proc/acpi/processor/CPU1/throttling" would also be
interesting for you.

But still a bios upgrade would be the better solution.

Best regards,
Benjamin Schmidt
 
Old 12-14-2007, 08:13 PM
roberto
 
Default ac adapter serious problem

On Dec 14, 2007 4:34 PM, Benjamin Schmidt <schmidi2@directbox.com> wrote:
>
> roberto wrote:
> > hello
> > unfortunately, i encountered a bad problem in my laptop (Dell Latitude
> > D600) very frequent on these models:
> > sometimes, the BIOS does not recognize the ac adapter and this
> > seriously prevents the system performance: the CPU works at 600MHz
> > (instead of 2000MHz); if the battery is not at 100% then the ac
> > adapter cannot recharge it and so on...
> >
> > now, since the current can flow inside the pc i'd like to tell Debian
> > to force the CPU working at full speed, without concerns about the
> > adapter
> >
> > i post here this output since it may be helpful:
> >
> > ~$ cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power
> > active state: C2
> > default state: C1
> > bus master activity: ffffffff
> > states:
> > C1: promotion[C2] demotion[--] latency[000] usage[00198990]
> > *C2: promotion[C3] demotion[C1] latency[050] usage[01315600]
> > C3: promotion[--] demotion[C2] latency[050] usage[00000000]
> >
> >
> > thank you very much
> > --
> > roberto
> > OS: GNU/Linux, Debian
> >
> >
>
> Hey Roberto
>
> Best would be doing a bios upgrade, if a newer version is available.
>
> > ~$ cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power
> > active state: C2
>
> > ...
>
> to change this state (this is probably your question), do this:
>
> $ su
> # echo 1 > /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power
>
> The echo-command with the ">" does not work with sudo (or I do not know
> better), so you actually have to be root.
>
> Please note that "/proc/acpi/processor/CPU1/throttling" would also be
> interesting for you.
>
> But still a bios upgrade would be the better solution.

i hardly know how to do it ...
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:31 PM
Jude DaShiell
 
Default ac adapter serious problem

This needs to be put on a complaint form over at consumeraffairs.com as
soon as possible.




On Fri, 14 Dec 2007, Benjamin Schmidt wrote:


roberto wrote:

hello
unfortunately, i encountered a bad problem in my laptop (Dell Latitude
D600) very frequent on these models:
sometimes, the BIOS does not recognize the ac adapter and this
seriously prevents the system performance: the CPU works at 600MHz
(instead of 2000MHz); if the battery is not at 100% then the ac
adapter cannot recharge it and so on...

now, since the current can flow inside the pc i'd like to tell Debian
to force the CPU working at full speed, without concerns about the
adapter

i post here this output since it may be helpful:

~$ cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power
active state: C2
default state: C1
bus master activity: ffffffff
states:
C1: promotion[C2] demotion[--] latency[000] usage[00198990]
*C2: promotion[C3] demotion[C1] latency[050] usage[01315600]
C3: promotion[--] demotion[C2] latency[050] usage[00000000]


thank you very much
--
roberto
OS: GNU/Linux, Debian




Hey Roberto

Best would be doing a bios upgrade, if a newer version is available.


~$ cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power
active state: C2
...


to change this state (this is probably your question), do this:

$ su
# echo 1 > /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/power

The echo-command with the ">" does not work with sudo (or I do not know
better), so you actually have to be root.

Please note that "/proc/acpi/processor/CPU1/throttling" would also be
interesting for you.

But still a bios upgrade would be the better solution.

Best regards,
Benjamin Schmidt




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