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June 13th, 2010, 06:14 AM
Hi, all!

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on my Toshiba laptop (the model of my laptop is Satellite). Anyway, I use one of those cooling platforms for my laptop-- the one that elevates it and cools the laptop.

Well, I notice that the fan INSIDE my laptop is always running when I'm using Ubuntu, even though I use my cooling platform. It blows out cool air (hot air if I'm not using my cooling platform). I don't seem to have this problem with Windows (I have my hard drive repartitioned so that I have Windows and Ubuntu installed side by side).

Is there a way I can fix this? I don't want my laptop damaged :mad:

June 13th, 2010, 10:14 AM
You can change the fan speed manually, but thats not recommended. You can do more harm than good.

Have you checked the temperatures on your laptop? Maybe Ubuntu is running hotter on your laptop than Windows is. This might be due to some program that's running in the background, or some other misconfiguration.

You can check you computer temperature by installing Xsensors or computertemp from the Software Center.

Edit: you might want to check out this bug report too: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/107937

June 13th, 2010, 08:55 PM
You can also try cpu scaling: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=597998