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#40 Toshiba Satellite A200-1J0 (PSAE6E-04R036G3) fan policy

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2010-02-05
2010-02-05
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Hello,
I have been using omnibook module for over two years now, and I can say I'm thrilled to see the project coming to life again.

Anyway, I'm using Toshiba Satellite A200, and the only thing I lack in Linux is propper fan control. It would be perfect if fan turned on/off depending on the CPU load/temperature, like it did while I was using Windows.

I load omnibook with these options:
# modprobe omnibook ectype=12 userset=1
# ls /proc/omnibook
ac blank cooling hotkeys temperature touchpad wifi
battery bluetooth dmi lcd throttling version
# cat /proc/omnibook/dmi
BIOS Vendor: TOSHIBA
BIOS Version: V2.00
BIOS Release: 01/09/2008
System Vendor: TOSHIBA
Product Name: Satellite A200
Version: PSAE6E-04R036G3
Serial Number: Y7263671K
Board Vendor: TOSHIBA
Board Name: 1.00
(it actually has Phoenix BIOS)

# cat /proc/omnibook/cooling
Cooling method : Powersave

For now, I can only control the fan speed with echo {0,1} > /proc/omnibook/cooling, but the fan remains always on.

Thanks in advance, and keep up the good work,
Dimitrije

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