[ltp] Unsolicited requests for shut down

Athanasios Velios linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 16 May 2012 17:19:34 +0100

Hm, syslog does not record any attempt to shut down... How else can I 
check that the sensors are working properly?

Thanks for your time guys.


On 16/05/12 14:42, Ricardo Reis wrote:
> On Wed, 16 May 2012, Athanasios Velios wrote:
>> I had Psensor installed for a while and the temperature readings did
>> not seem to make sense. For example, as soon as I turned on the
>> computer and the temperature was still low, I would start compressing
>> files and the Shut Down request would come up. By cancelling and
>> carrying on, the temperature would increase but no other request would
>> come up. I do not think that the temperature ever went over 60 degrees
>> C anyway and the cooling fan seems to be working as expected. Plus the
>> motherboard has been replaced on this laptop for a different reason
>> and the problem is there with both old and new.
>> Would any of the logs record the shutdown request, so that I can trace
>> it back?
> /var/log/syslog should have the request although it might not help.
> Notice that the overheat can still be the motive albeit the laptop is
> not overheating... but the sensors (or something else) are giving
> misreadings.
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