Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 07-20-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Gentoo
Posts: 74

Rep: Reputation: 15
HP Laptop Fan not activating (SUSE9.3)

my fan on my laptop does not turn on under Suse 9.3. Now I read some things about how the ACPI is probably at fault and I should use APM so how would I go about doing this?
Old 07-26-2005, 06:37 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Germany
Distribution: Kubuntu
Posts: 444

Rep: Reputation: 30
ACPI is much better than APM...

What is the processor? model of laptop?

Did you check at

Place your question more clearly! Do you do run any high CPU processing jobs to get the processor hot enough to turn the fan.... Try "compiling some program"....

If you have kpowersave applet in your system tray; see if it is "Performance, acoustic.... modes" Change the modes to see if any change you observe.

Open Yast "Add and remove software" and try to reinstall "Mobile Laptop related tools"

Next Open "power management" and Explore your settings...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux and Laptop fan jeopardyracing Linux - Newbie 7 11-05-2004 06:42 PM
laptop fan - ubuntu e.j. Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 10-28-2004 01:44 PM
Laptop fan karan101 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 10-26-2004 04:41 PM
Suse 9.1 and Laptop fan aznluvsmc Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 08-28-2004 10:45 AM
Quietening the Laptop Fan Ken Ju-On Linux - Newbie 1 12-12-2003 01:20 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:21 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration