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hpr3605 :: Aspire-ing to use 13 year hardware

Part 2 of using Slackware on the old netbook

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Hosted by Archer72 on 2022-05-27 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Slackware, netbook, interrupts, htop, upgrades.
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Aspire-ing to use 13 year hardware

Dual boot

image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/sda3
  label = Slackware15.0
  read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/sda2
  label = Slackware14.2
  read-only

First change

# LILO configuration file
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append="acpi=ht"

Dropped CPU usage to 50%

Second change

grep . -r /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/

/sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/gpe1D:322734808     STS enabled      unmasked

echo "mask" > /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/gpeXX

Interrupts

Interrupts
Interrupts

My case was

echo "mask" > /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/gpe1D

Dropped usage to 0-5%

Then added the mask to crontab -e under root

Add 'acpi_mask_gpe=0x1D' or whatever interrupt corresponds to the overactive one, and remember to run the lilo command afterward to make the kernel option active.

Htop options for CPU usage
Htop options for CPU usage
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Htop display
Htop display

Upgrades

Fan from AliExpress

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32861732299.html

Replacement fan
Replacement fan
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2GB DDR2 667MHz SODIMM PC2-5300

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C53A37K

2Gb ram upgrade
2Gb ram upgrade
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Resources

https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/kernel_administration_guide/listing_of_kernel_parameters_and_values

acpi=ht

https://www.kernel.org/doc/ols/2005/ols2005v1-pages-59-76.pdf

Use ACPI boot table parsing, but do not enable ACPI interpreter This disables any ACPI functionality that is not required for Hyper Threading.

ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is an open industry specification establishing industry-standard interfaces for OS-directed configuration and power management on laptops, desktops, and servers.

HPR3511 Podman like Vagrant

https://archive.org/details/hpr3511


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Comment #1 posted on 2022-05-27 14:41:34 by Trey

Great show

Thanks for sharing your experience. I have similarly aged ThinkPad hardware which I still use

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