Originally Posted by theacerguy
i have the same problem on my hp laptop on vista the fan is controlled and slow but on opensuse 11.3 is is really loud and gets realy hot (93 degrees c)
I don't see how this can go together. If your fan is loud it should be running fast, and therefore your CPU's temperature should be low. If it isn't, I would assume that your powersaving isn't set up correctly.
@business_kid: In some cases it really can become handy to monitor temperatures, especially if you are like me and sometimes accidently cover the little slits for cooling on your laptop.
@startover: I have the same problem on my laptop, I can't monitor the fan speed. But that doesn't bother me, because I don't have to. The only important measurement is the CPU temperature, so the first thing to go for should be to get that working. Forget about the fans now, we will get back to that later, if even necessary. Please have a look at /proc/acpi/thermal_zone and look for your CPU. The directory for my CPU for example is named CPUZ. Look into this folder (if there is one and post the files you see.