View Full Version : [ubuntu] fan issues with Karmic and Satellite L305-S5955

Matthew T.
November 4th, 2009, 08:15 PM
I used to be able to add 'acpi_osi="Linux"' to the boot parameters in menu.lst to make the cooling fan work but grub 2 has done away with that. I am able to add the line (minus the quotes, maybe I need escape characters)to the boot parameters in Karmic by editing /etc/defaults/grub and updating grub but the results are less than optimal.

With only 3% CPU usage, my hard drive starts at 109 degrees F, goes up to 130 where the fan kicks in, gets cooled back down to 109, and the cycle repeats - all within the space of about 10 minutes. It seemed that the computer maintained a more consistent temp with Jaunty. Ideas?

Matthew T.
November 5th, 2009, 06:00 AM
I've been running the patched kernel linked to at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/451337 for the last two hours and it seems to have solved my problem.

Matthew T.
November 10th, 2009, 03:58 AM
Not solved after all. Arch Linux is really growing on me, though, and seems less buggy than Ubuntu.