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Old 04-24-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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Fan Speed Not Adjusting with Proprietary ATI Drivers


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Old 04-24-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:41 AM   #3
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Update, so here is what I've done.

I've added the following lines to the end of my /etc/init.d/rc.local in a pathetic attempt to get my fan to behave normally. I THOUGHT it was behaving normally earlier because it was actually staying on high, however it's just some fluke occurrence that I haven't been able to reliably repeat. When the computer FIRST starts up, like right after Grub disappears, the fan will do one of two things, stay at low, or kick into high. Whatever it does, that is the speed it will be stuck at the rest of the time the computer is turned on, regardless of the temperature I push the CPU to. The computer overheats and turns itself off and the fan does nothing. If I'm lucky enough for the fan to be stuck in the "high" setting, then I'm good. I don't care about a miniscule amount of additional noise, at least I can play UT 2k4, Penumbra: Overture, and watch Hulu without my computer overheating. Anyway, here's the lines I've added to /etc/init.d/rc.local, and I'm not sure what, if any effect it's having.

Code:
#Turns on the fan

aticonfig --acpi-services=on
aticonfig --acpi-display-switch=on
echo 0 > /proc/acpi/fan/FAN1/state
Running the commands individually makes /proc/acpi/fan/FAN1/state change its "state" to "on", instead of off, but it doesn't seem to have any impact on the fan. I've tried other options I've seen on other forums/walkthroughs like:

echo level 7 > /proc/acpi/fan/FAN1/state

But I get an invalid argument error from Bash when I do this. I desperately want my fan to run normally just so I can actually DO stuff other than surf the web and check e-mail. I don't even mind cranking the speed up manually if I have to, I just want it to work.

Now while writing this post I remembered that when I looked up those echo commands they were running them with sh instead of bash, so I wrote the following script and then tried running it from a terminal with ./filename.sh, and while I didn't get any errors, I got no change in speed from the fan, regardless of the number I plugged into the echo.

Code:
#!/bin/sh
echo level 100 > /proc/acpi/fan/FAN1/state
Does anybody have ANY ideas? Here's my hardware:

Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7829
CPU: AMD Turion X2 64 @ 2.1 Ghz
RAM: 4 GB
Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3100 with Catalyst Drivers from ATI.com
OS: Debian 6.0.1 64 bit

P.S. One thing I've noticed is that in the first 3 lines of the bootup sequence after Grub goes away I see an error message like:
Code:
ata3: Softreset failed, device not ready
ata4: Softreset failed, device not ready
Not sure if this is relevant.
 
  


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