View Full Version : [ubuntu] controling fan speed

August 4th, 2009, 10:30 PM
well...i have 9.04 installed on my toshiba satellite l505 and i like it, but the fan wont start up at all, especially when my laptop begins to overheat. this forces me to shut down after X number of minutes so that i dont fry my system. i looked up ubuntuforums for the solution and i found this article:


i've followed it up to just after "sudo powersave -T", but i dont get a thermal device 1 or anything, only this:

Thermal Device no. 0:
Temperature: 53
Critical: 114
Passive: 114
Active 0: 70

then after that when i try the cat code, i get this:

cat: /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/TZ1/trip_points: No such file or directory

any help on how to get this process to work with me? is there another way to allow me to control my laptop's fan (like something i can install, preferably with a GUI interface, but i can work with CLI)?

thanks in advance

August 5th, 2009, 12:49 AM
Does your toshiba have a Phoenix BIOS? Maybe the omnibook module would help? https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/45021

August 5th, 2009, 07:12 AM
nah, it has some other bios. its something h20 or somewhere along the lines of that. ill post when i find out

EDIT: I have an InsydeH20 BIOS.