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Old 04-03-2002, 08:21 AM   #1
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Wierd Laptop Fan Problem

Hi there,

This post is mainly for intrest sake and to see if anyone else out there has had simular problems.

Recently I installed Redhat 7.2 on my Toshiba Satellite pro laptop. All seamed fine but I noticed that the laptop was getting rather hot. The cooling fan did not seam to be working. Rather upset by this I stripped the laptop down and checked it out. With the cover off I started it up and left it at the Grub boot loader screen. The fan came on ok. Much releaved I put the laptop back together and booted back into linux. The fan again did not work. I then tried Win2000 which is also installed on the laptop and the fan worked fine again. So the cooling fan fails to work so long as the Linux kernel is running. I have contacted Redhat and they where very interested in the problem. They recomended that I upgrade to the latest kernel and see if this helps.

I recomend anyone running Redhat 7.2 on a satellite pro to check that their system is cooling itself.

Old 04-03-2002, 08:39 AM   #2
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Old 04-04-2002, 01:03 AM   #3
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Thank you for the information. I have installed the software and now I have a cool laptop.



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