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I've hat a few shutdowns lately because of temperature problems:

Aug 23 06:50:19 genuine ACPI: Critical trip point
Aug 23 06:50:25 genuine Critical temperature reached (57 C), shutting down.

However I don't consider 57 C a real problem and would like to increase the number.

Question: where can I do this?

As asked by fpmurphy; the output of trip_points is:

critical (S5):           75 C
passive:                 73 C: tc1=4 tc2=3 tsp=60 devices=0xdd987338 
active[0]:               73 C: devices=0xdd987dd8
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It's probably a setting in the bios. Generally it's the temperature of the CPU. 57° C is Ok for most of them but you should check your CPU spec to do not put the limit to high.

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You're right. So simple, but didn't thought about that, thx! – mark Sep 20 '09 at 13:53

What is the output of cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/trip_points?

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I added the output; I already accepted from radius, but you want to share more, please do so! – mark Sep 20 '09 at 13:54

I would reckon that you can set acpid to watch for some trigger value and execute a script when it is triggered.

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That sounds interesting, too! Any chance remembering how this could be accomplished? – mark Sep 20 '09 at 13:55
not really.. but if you look around your acpi folder, you fill find scripts for all kinds of actions. – sybreon Sep 21 '09 at 2:29

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