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Old 04-06-2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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Fans continously turn on/off

I have Mandriva installed on a laptop, and it seems that on regular intervals, the pc's fan just start and stop working. I doubt the problem is related to heat, becuase I have windows installed previously, and the fans would not turn on so often. Now, every thirty seconds or so, the fans start working for about 2 mins, then stop, then start again. Is there any way to control this? Thank you in advance.
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:32 AM   #3
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Just to elaborate on the previous poster, this system of conserving power, managing temperatures and fan speeds, etc. is called ACPI and often causes problems on laptops if not properly configured. Can be pretty bad actually if the system is recognising the running temperatures and running the fans accordingly, as it risks damaging the components.

If you let us know the make + model of your laptop, or do a search for "laptop name linux apci" or even in the HCL on here, there's probably already solutions documented to get it working properly.


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