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I had this problem before and was away for a while, but back now so here it is:
In Windows xp pro, I have no such problem, but in Suse 9.1, my laptop's fan is superloud, even while running a single application ( even with a single console open being idle). I need to program in there, but it is so loud that I get worried about my computer after two hours of listening to this.
I was advised here to reinstall ACPI. I still have installation CDs 3,4,5 (not 1 or 2 though), but now Suse won't open them! Like it wont open any CD since the myComputer icon does not respond. I recently reinstalled Grub after a reinstallation of Win XP had overwrote Suse's path in the MBR. (Now I am also unable to open the three folders I have on the desktop that contain all of the docs I have in Suse (that contain les than 300 MB)). I also downloaded the rpm's from licq, but after I open them I cannot find an install ACPI option under power management (or using the search option).
It is a fujitsu siemens notebook with a 1.4 Ghz M processor, 1024 MB ram, 60 GB hddsk. Maybe it is important to emphasize that while using it before the path to the Suse partition was lost, I dont remember having had problems with the fan or with the opening of folders etc.
Originally posted by leaveToDefault
[B Maybe it is important to emphasize that while using it before the path to the Suse partition was lost, I dont remember having had problems with the fan or with the opening of folders etc. [/B]
Could you clarify that part?
Also, does this notebook use ACPI by default or APM?
in my first posting I said that I had to reinstall grub because after I reinstalled windows once, the path to Suse got deleted and it stopped offering me to boot it. I only started having problems with the fan after I reinstalled grub. I dont remember having had them before. I have the feeling that a number of things got messed after the windows reinstallation.
I think it is ACPI by default, because when I go into Yast power management it has ACPI options.. I dont know if that clarifies it.
so I found in the boot loader configuration, in the MBR code ACPI and APM. I found something online telling you to replace ACPI ON with ACPI OFF so APM starts acting instead. Both of mine were off anyway. I tried turning both on one at a time, and the fan is still working all the time and still verz noisz. Actually problem is not that computer is overheating--it is not too warm but it is very very noisy, so nothing changes.
A friend told me to recompile the kernel with ACPI. How exactlz do I do that?
If someone could give some advice that would be great. Thanks.