Friday, December 22, 2006

Powersave Wierdness

I'm not quite sure why this is happening, but since upgrading the openSUSE 10.2 (which went like a dream, by the way), kpowersave keeps switching back to dynamic mode, even though I want it to run in powersaving mode all the time. And I need it to run in powersave mode, because my laptop crashes when it's run at full speed. Which I think probably means the processor is dying, since the fans still run fine, and it reports that the temperature isn't getting too high, and I've tried swapping out the memory, removing the wireless card, running with nv drivers instead of nvidia - but it still hangs randomly. It was doing it on SUSE 10.1 as well, and the upgrade didn't fix it, so I don't think it's software. So it'd be nice to get kpowersave to keep the computer running at 1.2MHz again. I thought there was an option for it in 10.1, but I can't find it now.