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Re: Ubuntu/I2500 power issues

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  • jlmlinux
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    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 23, 2006
      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, Don Becker <don.becker@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Forgot to mention: I'm running kernel 2.6.10-5-386. Ubuntu includes
      > powernowd for CPU scaling ,and that's what's not supporting the
      > scaling for the i2500.
      >
      > --Do
      >
      > On 4/24/05, Don Becker <don.becker@...> wrote:
      > > Actually, that doesn't help - CPU scaling isn't supported with this
      > > processor (Celeron 900 - Coppermine). The i8k plugin for gkrellm
      > > doesn't work, either.
      > >
      > > --Don
      > >
      > > On 4/24/05, theuteck@... <theuteck@...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Do you have cpufreq installed to throttle the speed down? I am
      > > > thinking that the cpu may be overheating. My D600 will slow down to
      > > > 200mhz when it is idle from it's max of 1400. I have gkrellm
      running
      > > > with the cpu speed module and thermal sensors just to make sure
      things
      > > > are normal.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On 4/23/05, Don Becker <don.becker@...> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > I recently installed Ubuntu (Hoary) on my Inspiron 2500, and am
      > > > > pleasantly surprised at how perfectly it works.
      Suspend-to-disk works
      > > > > right out of the box, and I acn get both sound and wireless
      working
      > > > > consistently (which I didn't have last year when I installed
      Debian).
      > > > > Right now, I'm dual-booting with XP for my wife's benefit.
      > > > >
      > > > > At any rate, the one problem I've had is that the system will
      power
      > > > > off without warning - not a gentle shutdown, but a full power
      stoppage
      > > > > as if I were holding in the power button. Whether I'm plugged
      in or
      > > > > running off battery makes no apparent difference, since it's
      happened
      > > > > both times. In fact, the only consistency I can think of is
      that I've
      > > > > had Firefox running and active each time this has happened.
      > > > > /var/log/acpid shows nothing out of the ordinary. This hasn't
      > > > > happened under XP at all.
      > > > >
      > > > > Has this happened to anyone else? I'd love to drop XP
      altogether (my
      > > > > wife uses OpenOffice, so the switch shouldn't be too
      traumatic), but
      > > > > can't until the power issue is resolved.
      > > > >
      > > > > --
      > > > > Don Becker
      > > > > don.becker@...
      > > > > http://www.donbecker.org
      > > > > "Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is
      that cup,
      > > > > but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken." --Robert Fripp
      > > > >
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      > > --
      > > Don Becker
      > > don.becker@...
      > > http://www.donbecker.org
      > > "Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup,
      > > but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken." --Robert Fripp
      > >
      >
      >
      > --
      > Don Becker
      > don.becker@...
      > http://www.donbecker.org
      > "Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup,
      > but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken." --Robert Fripp
      >

      I am having the same problem with my Inspiron 2500 has anyone come up
      with a solution?
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