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Old 09-05-2004, 04:21 PM   #1
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Gateway, solo 1400, blower fan wont shut off


I just installed linux redhat 9.0 on a Gateway solo 1400 laptop, it has 128megs of ram, celeron processor. As soon as i begin installing red hat the blower fan coms on and remains on until i power down the laptop. During a windows install even during reformating the fan turns on and off. I'm a total noob with linux, but i'm tired of windows running like a fat man with pie. Red hat runs great but the fan is so loud that i cant use it during class. Anyone with any suggestions?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:46 AM   #2
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laptop fan

This may be a problem of not enough RAM.

On a SONY laptop running Slackware 10 and booting straight into a command line the unit uses 74meg of RAM. And when it goes into KDE the system is using about 167meg of RAM.

Run the top command in a terminal window and see what the Mem used is. If it's all the memory you have, your laptop will have to work hard all the time.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 12:21 PM   #3
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Re: laptop fan

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On a SONY laptop running Slackware 10 and booting straight into a command line the unit uses 74meg of RAM.
ummm... i think there's something funny going on there... 74 megs is VERY HIGH USAGE for a text boot...

what services are you running on that thing??

 
Old 09-06-2004, 12:24 PM   #4
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i think the fan issue might have something to do with power management...

have you tried using another distro?? maybe even a live one just to test with??

red hat 9 doesn't really "exist" anymore...

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Old 10-08-2004, 02:32 AM   #5
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I have tried several distro's now (Suse, free bsd, debian, slackware) including the knoppix that you boot off a cd and the one that boots off a pin drive. The problem persists, I'm now using Suse. I'm gonna order a 512 stick of ram and see what happens but I doubt it'll help. Is there a way i can get access to the power management?

The fan screams on
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