cpufreqd does not control temperature plus shows no output

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – Since my laptop (an Acer Aspire 5750G running a Gentoo Linux with a not-quite-up-to-date kernel 2.6.39-r3 (a weird wLan hardware makes the update difficult)) tends to run rather hot I am trying to control the situation by employing the service cpufreqd. cpufrequtils are present and active. acpi -t returns nothing. However, lm-sensors are installed and look happy: Ulyss etc # sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +64.0 C (high = +86.0 C, crit = +100.0 C) coretemp-isa-0002 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 1: +64.0 C (high = +86.0 C, crit = +100.0 C) ... sensors -u yiel (HowTos)