Fan Control and ACPI settings?
I'm running SimplyMepis on a Toshiba A30-307 laptop,
and - as far as I can see - everything is going
excellently well. Except...
... the cooling fan.
[By the way, I have posted on another forum about this problem, but with the help of those who kindly responded, I'm getting closer to a clearer presentation of the problem]
The sequence of events is (explained in newbie-ese,
since that's the language I speak):
a) I boot up, into Mepis (with either kernel, the 2.4
one and the 2.6 one), and leave it run for a few
minutes. The computer warms up - no cooling going on.
b) Either it shuts itself down, or I shut it down
manually (to stop it shutting down)
c) I reboot, and the BIOS (I suppose) picks up the
heat from the previous boot, and switches the fan on.
From this forth the cooling works, and I can then run
the machine as long as I want.
Now, obviously this is not the way its supposed to
I think I've understood that the solution may have
something to do with ACPI settings, but I'll admit
that I'm fairly ignorant of all this.
a) Is there a simple solution to this problem?
b) Is there somewhere I can read something that would
at least give me an orientation in seeking a solution?
c) Is this problem dependent on my installation?
Suppose I installed the same distro again, or another,
would I have the same problem? I had Mandrake 10
installed before, and this problem wasn't evident, but
there were other problems there.
I received the helpful, and probably accurate suggestion that I should check the ACPI settings. Well, if this is the case, what might I be checking them for?
Thanks a lot in advance,