I located a file for upgrading the BIOS for my Compaq machine but it requires Windows to install it. I deleted the Windows that came with the machine several months ago, so, for now, that option is out.
I created a file with the following commands: sysctl hw.acpi.thermal.user_override=1 sysctl hw.acpi.thermal.polling_rate=1800 sysctl hw.acpi.thermal.user_override=0 and run it right after logging in as root using: source xxxx where xxxx is the file name. The message: acpi_tz0: _TMP value is absurd, ignored (-269.8C) still appears, but not as often. I could, of course, adjust it later if temperature might become a problem but, for now, the machine isn't on long enough for that to be a concern. It still doesn't fix the problem of an incorrect temperature, but at least I can read my monitor without it being cluttered with those messages. BMJ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"