View Full Version : [ubuntu] HP Mini, 11.10, & Fan Running at full Tilt

January 13th, 2012, 03:13 AM
Seems this problem has appeared before? Here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1688969) & here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1106275).

Just installed Unity 11.10 on my wife's HP Mini 1030NR - upgrading from Linux Mint 9. Everything is OK, except that the fan is running full tilt when the netbook is idle. This might also be a bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpid/+bug/861352)?

Does anyone know if there's a solution to this? (There didn't seem to be a problem in Live mode.) Hoping to find one. If not, I'm open to suggestions as to other distros (or versions of Ubuntu) I can try?

January 13th, 2012, 06:28 AM
try upgrading the bios.

January 13th, 2012, 07:05 AM
Two HP Mini's here. A BIOS upgrade will solve it pretty fast.
I think they're meant to run in Windoze, though (BIOS update software).

January 15th, 2012, 01:21 AM
Thanks. Quick question. Doesn't updating the BIOS depend on Windows? Would the flash executable work with Wine? XP is long gone on my wife's little Mini. I don't even know where the windows install disks are... or if I even have them.