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Old 03-27-2005, 07:51 PM   #1
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SuSE 9.2 on Toshiba laptop: fan control only when logged in as root


Hi folks--
I've read a lot of the threads on ACPI issues, but I haven't seen anything about this. I recently installed SuSE 9.2 on a Toshiba laptop (Satellite 2805-S402, P-III 850MHz). Things seem to be working pretty well, except that when I'm logged in as my regular user, the fan runs continuously. When I'm logged in as root or just sitting at the Login screen, the fan seems to run based on the CPU temperature, as I would expect.
The machine dual-boots Windows 2000, and the fan works as expected when running Windows.
Does anyone know if there is some kind of permissions issue here? Why should the ACPI stuff behave differently depending on who's logged in?
I would greatly appreciate any suggestions!
 
Old 03-30-2005, 10:56 PM   #2
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Did you set your fan and acpi conrol settings or just assume it would all magically do itself?
 
Old 04-01-2005, 09:46 AM   #3
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The only settings I know about are the ones in YaST, the Power Management Settings. I'm running in "Performance" mode; I tried "Acoustic" to see if that would make any difference but it didn't. I haven't messed with the suspend/hibernate stuff yet, it's low on my priority list.
I've tried using the "fan" command-line program to turn the fan on and off. The program reports that the fan has been turned on/off, but the fan itself doesn't seem to be getting the message-- it keeps running just the same.
If there are other fan-specific settings, how do I get to them?
 
Old 04-02-2005, 11:32 AM   #4
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None other than that. And did you specifically edit the profiles to check what the fan settings were in each of them? Also, did you load toshiba_acpi as a module...
 
Old 04-02-2005, 04:48 PM   #5
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I'm using the "Performance" setting when plugged in, and the Cooling Policy is "Passive". CPU Throttling is allowed. Is there more to set than that?
The toshiba_acpi module is loaded. Do I need to unload anything else, i.e. does toshiba_acpi conflict with anything, or supersede it?
Thanks for your help!
 
  


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