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Thread: Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

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    Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

    I am running Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Studio 1558 laptop.

    Everything works, but the fan stays on the whole time. Better than not working at all, but still irritating.

    I installed lm-sensors and when I run sensors I get the following output:

    acpitz-virtual-0
    Adapter: Virtual device
    temp1: +26.8°C (crit = +100.0°C)
    temp2: +0.0°C (crit = +100.0°C)

    coretemp-isa-0000
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    Core 0: +44.0°C (high = +95.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
    Core 2: +44.0°C (high = +95.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)

    radeon-pci-0200
    Adapter: PCI adapter
    temp1: +75.5°C

    fancontrol gives me:
    Loading configuration from /etc/fancontrol ...
    Error: Can't read configuration file

    and pwmconfig gives me:
    There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

    Similar issue here on Acer Aspire 5920 laptop.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

    I have the same problem. Also have a Dell studio 1558 on ubuntu 11.10. Different solutions are suggested when you browse the web, I tried the following(but still doesn't work for me):
    I. Update your bios.
    To see your current bios version on yr laptop, type in terminal:
    Code:
    sudo dmidecode -s bios-version
    Compare this to the last version of the bios update on the dell website.

    II. Add acpi_osi=\"Linux\"" & acpi.power_nocheck=1 in grub.cfg . as in this youtube video.
    Check the video description for the step-by-step actions.
    I did everything in the video discription => nothing changed.
    I even changed acpi_osi=\"Linux\"" to acpi_osi="Linux"(and reupdated grub) as suggested on this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1355341&page=2
    => still doesn't work.

    III. Somebody on this thread said his friend had it fixed in a local shop and that the problem had something to do with the capacitors.
    => Not the case with me. I also have a windows 7 partition. The fans and temperature are fine when I run applications in there. So this must mean that the problem is ubuntu related(in my case at least).

    Does anybody have any clue how this could be fixed??

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

    Similar issue here with a Dell 17R (n7110), not unbearably loud but I'd love to get it back under control.
    Acer Aspire X1930 running 11.10

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

    Same here, but I think it was in previous ubuntu version too

    Also Dell Studio 1558
    PEBKAC - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

    K guys, I solved my problem. Not sure if it will help in your case though:
    Go to 'System settings'=>additional drivers.
    Then install the 'ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver'.
    Reboot after installation. That should do it.
    If that doesn't work check this:
    http://board.blackbuntu.com/thread-786.html
    After I did that, somehow Xsensors didn't show core temperature for some reason, here's how to make them show again:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/54817/xsensors-shows-only-one-temperature

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

    Same issue on Dell Vostro V131.

    Anyone filled a bug?

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

    same issue on my 1558.
    Just made a fresh install on oneiric, i don't remember this happening back on Lucid Lynx.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

    In my dell vostro v131 with ubuntu 11.10 64bit I've partially solved the problem of the fan an incremented the battery autonomy with the following steps gathered from more sites:

    ############################### KERNEL PARAMETERS ADDED ON GRUB
    pcie_aspm=force i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 i915.lvds_downclock=1


    ############################### SCRIPT
    echo CPU Governor
    for i in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_governor; do echo -n $i": " ; cat $i; done
    for i in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_governor; do echo powersave > $i; done
    for i in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_governor; do echo -n $i": " ; cat $i; done

    echo Link Power Management
    for i in /sys/class/scsi_host/host*/link_power_management_policy; do echo -n $i": "; cat $i; done
    for i in /sys/class/scsi_host/host*/link_power_management_policy; do echo min_power > $i; done
    for i in /sys/class/scsi_host/host*/link_power_management_policy; do echo -n $i": "; cat $i; done

    echo WLAN0 Power
    iwconfig wlan0 power timeout 750ms
    iwconfig wlan0 txpower 3

    echo USB Autosuspend
    for i in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/autosuspend; do echo -n $i": ";cat $i; done
    for i in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/autosuspend; do echo 20 > $i; done
    for i in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/autosuspend; do echo -n $i": ";cat $i; done
    echo USB Power Level
    for i in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/level; do echo -n $i": "; cat $i; done
    for i in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/level; do echo auto > $i; done
    for i in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/level; do echo -n $i": "; cat $i; done

    echo Disable Bluetooth
    echo 0 > /sys/class/bluetooth/hci0/rfkill0/state
    Last edited by zapotek6; November 22nd, 2011 at 07:49 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Studio 1558 (Fan problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by madsbola View Post
    Same issue on Dell Vostro V131.

    Anyone filled a bug?
    I tried installing this https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+package/thinkfan
    via "sudo apt-get install thinkfan" and will post my results soon

    /Mads

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