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sylvainrb
May 1st, 2010, 06:44 PM
Hello,

I installed lucid on my laptop (dual boot with W7) and noticed that when the fan turns on, it won't stop. It is not a noisy fan but I don't it's good for it to run for that long... Looking at htop, it seems that the CPUs are working more than they should but I'm not sure which processes are what... Does anyone run into the same issue? Thanks!

Let me know if you need some sort of output to help :)

cis.ash
May 1st, 2010, 09:06 PM
same me, i use Toshiba satellite L300, and my laptop fan never stops ! any help ??

fatigue
May 2nd, 2010, 09:05 AM
please help us. i have a same issue
Toshiba satelite

bombel
May 2nd, 2010, 10:22 AM
The same problem on HP 4710s.Please help.

cis.ash
May 2nd, 2010, 05:30 PM
well i fixed it :D
first u have to go to package manager and remove pacage called (acpid) i dont know if this step is necessary, but this is wt i did

then install a packages called "toshutiles", "toshset" and "fnfxd",, this fixed the fan issue for me

i use Toshiba satellite pro L300

sylvainrb
May 2nd, 2010, 05:33 PM
Ok here's an update: searching around last night, I found that apparently you need to apply a patch to the kernel to be able to manually control the fan... They even had a gui app to make it easier once patched. That being said though I have a Thinkpad X200 and it seems to be widely known problem on Thinkpads even with previous releases...

You guys should Google something like "your_computer_brand fan control issue ubuntu"...

Hope that helps a little. I'll post the links later and any other updates/solutions I find (feel free to do the same!!)

cis.ash
May 2nd, 2010, 05:45 PM
i think a program called ACPI tool is what are you talking about :)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/acpitoolgui/


tell me if u know how to get this software work :(

sylvainrb
May 2nd, 2010, 07:19 PM
No the tool I was referring to is something that has been developed just for Thinkpads and their fan problem.

I think acpi is just a tool to give you information about your system's running status... I don't know about that GUI but if you want to use acpi and don't mind using the terminal, you can install it with

sudo aptitude install acpi
For example to see the battery status:

acpi -b
Or CPUs temperatures:

acpi -t

You can do

man acpi
to find out about the other commands.

Hope that helps... :)

cis.ash
May 3rd, 2010, 07:13 AM
Ohh thx alot,, but i have fixed the issue there was some utility packages that needs to be installed for toshiba laptops, u could search for packages for ur think pad :d

UbuNoob001
May 3rd, 2010, 02:31 PM
Same problem of CPU spikes in Dell Inspiron 1545 with subsequent high temps/fan usage.

fatigue
May 3rd, 2010, 06:18 PM
This is how I fixed it.
Most of recent toshiba laptop have a problem with 9.04,9.10 and 10.04
Fan runs all the time and they never turn fan them off even though cpu temerature is less 30C

Here is a solution


open /boot/grub/menu.lst with a text editor

For instance, if you use gedit

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lstScroll down and find your ubuntu

"
## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 10.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid 55b3c634-36c5-4a06-b8ec-8d51a8cb97d4
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=55b3c634-36c5-4a06-b8ec-8d51a8cb97d4 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

Add acpi_osi="Linux" after
"kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=55b3c634-36c5-4a06-b8ec-8d51a8cb97d4 ro quiet splash "

Fixed line should be

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=55b3c634-36c5-4a06-b8ec-8d51a8cb97d4 ro quiet splash acpi_osi="Linux"

and then save and restart
This should fix fan problem in toshiba laptops

cis.ash
May 3rd, 2010, 09:48 PM
maybe this could help http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fan_speed_control

sylvainrb
May 3rd, 2010, 10:03 PM
maybe this could help http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fan_speed_control

Thank you for the link! I did find other info on how to fix it but just haven't had the time to get around trying it (finals week!!). I will post any result if I succeed later! :)

cis.ash
May 3rd, 2010, 10:26 PM
No the tool I was referring to is something that has been developed just for Thinkpads and their fan problem.

I think acpi is just a tool to give you information about your system's running status... I don't know about that GUI but if you want to use acpi and don't mind using the terminal, you can install it with

sudo aptitude install acpiFor example to see the battery status:

acpi -bOr CPUs temperatures:

acpi -tYou can do

man acpito find out about the other commands.

Hope that helps... :)


This is how I fixed it.
Most of recent toshiba laptop have a problem with 9.04,9.10 and 10.04
Fan runs all the time and they never turn fan them off even though cpu temerature is less 30C

Here is a solution


open /boot/grub/menu.lst with a text editor

For instance, if you use gedit

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lstScroll down and find your ubuntu

"
## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 10.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid 55b3c634-36c5-4a06-b8ec-8d51a8cb97d4
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=55b3c634-36c5-4a06-b8ec-8d51a8cb97d4 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

Add acpi_osi="Linux" after
"kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=55b3c634-36c5-4a06-b8ec-8d51a8cb97d4 ro quiet splash "

Fixed line should be

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=55b3c634-36c5-4a06-b8ec-8d51a8cb97d4 ro quiet splash acpi_osi="Linux"

and then save and restart
This should fix fan problem in toshiba laptops


menu.lst is empty !

natravis
May 3rd, 2010, 10:36 PM
menu.lst is empty !

If you are on Lucid or Karmic and did a clean install you are on either grub version 1.98 or 1.97b4 respectively. The file that you change in Grub2, which encompasses both of those versions, you can find out by running
grub-install -v is located at
/etc/default/grub. Use Gedit or Nano or Vim to edit that file then run
sudo update-grub afterwards to get the actual boot file located at
/boot/grub/gub.cfg to be updated. If you make changese to /boot/grub/grub.cfg manually, the changes will be overwritten anytime the kernel is upgraded. The specific fix from looking at this thread appears to be adding
acpi_osi="Linux" to the line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to be changed to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi="Linux""

I'm not sure about the double quotes there or not.

cis.ash
May 4th, 2010, 05:38 AM
Solution : go to suspend and then come back, this will stop the fan hahahahha

dynamics
May 4th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Friends.
My laptop details are in the signature (at the bottom of this post).
For me, installing the 'xserver-xorg-video-radeon' solved this issue.
So those who have the ATI Radeon graphic card can try this solution.....
Hint: search for 'radeon' in synaptic package manager

cis.ash
May 5th, 2010, 06:11 PM
i once read that if we removed the ACPI programs the OS it self will not control some of the hardware configurations (laptop fan for example ), these hardware will be controld from the Bios, dont u think so guys ?

natravis
May 6th, 2010, 05:52 AM
i once read that if we removed the ACPI programs the OS it self will not control some of the hardware configurations (laptop fan for example ), these hardware will be controld from the Bios, dont u think so guys ?

No, they will probably just stop working.

eldragon
May 6th, 2010, 12:18 PM
I'm not sure about the double quotes there or not.

they will definately break something.
if double quoting. use " b 'a' "

docfreed
May 6th, 2010, 02:09 PM
OK, Installed Toshutils - now how do I use it? I can see that the program is installed but I don't see anywhere to access it

suncanoe
May 8th, 2010, 02:45 PM
The same problem on HP 4710s.Please help.

The same problem on HP 6530s

suncanoe
May 12th, 2010, 08:10 PM
The same problem on HP 6530s

this is the infomation of acpi on my laptop

$acpi -t
Thermal 0: ok, 50.0 degrees C
Thermal 1: ok, 29.8 degrees C
Thermal 2: ok, 47.0 degrees C
Thermal 3: ok, 47.0 degrees C
Thermal 4: ok, 49.0 degrees C


But, fan is always running. what's the promble?
who can help me?

hovrashko
October 14th, 2010, 11:48 PM
same here, Toshiba Satellite l505-S69

tried everything, above (editing grub, installing Toshiba Utills e.t.c)

does anybody knows how to remedy this BIG ubuntu issue? :confused::confused::confused:

Regards, :(

hovrashko
October 28th, 2010, 05:03 AM
anybody?????