kacpi_notify you bad boy!

My Ubuntu PC at home occasionally has suffered with a rather annoying issue, whether the CPU runs at pretty much 100%, and the temperature to rise causing the BIOS to make an awful and incessant beeping sound!

Well tonight it just got too much for me, and I decided it was time to look into the cause.

A quick google search had me run “top” from a command line, which showed that a process by the name of “kacpi_notify” was consuming all the available CPU! So another search lead me to this page on the fantastic ubuntuforums.org, with a possible solution.

So just for the record, I applied the following changes:

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Then modified the line:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-386 root=UUID=d17c8a59-107b-4454-9369-f24aaa7776f0 ro quiet splash

to

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-386 root=UUID=d17c8a59-107b-4454-9369-f24aaa7776f0 ro acpi=off apm=off quiet splash

Lets hope that does the trick!

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