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Old 06-01-2005, 02:32 AM   #1
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Tecra S1 runs hot on Mandrake 10.1

I have a Tecra S1. I installed Mandrake 10.1. Everything seems to work fine except the laptop is running a lot hotter than when Windows XP Professional is running. There is a cooling pad running underneath the laptop. The laptiop has a Phoenix BIOS.

Here are the thermal stats.

cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THZN/*
cooling mode: active
<polling disabled>
state: active[1]
temperature: 46 C
critical (S5): 106 C
active[0]: 104 C: devices=0xf7f38600
active[1]: 45 C: devices=0xf7f38580

cat /proc/acpi/fan/FAN0/state
status: off

cat /proc/acpi/fan/FAN1/state
status: on

Does anyone have Mandrake 10.1 running on a Tecra S1?
Any ideas on how to turn ont he FAN0 if it indeed exists?
Any ideas on how to run the CPU cooler?

Does anyone have SUSE 9.2 running on a Tecra S1?
If so then is the CPU temperature cooler than 46 degrees?

I am going to sleep now (12 midnight PST-California) so I can respond tomorrow.

Old 06-08-2005, 05:11 PM   #2
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I'm hot too......

Hi Helgeson,

I have also noticed this.....I am running 10.1 on an Acer Travelmate 4101.
It runs hotter than in Windows....seemingly around the area where the memory modules are installed (!).

The Travelmate is a Centrino, so I usually manually set the speedstep down to the lowest value as it still runs great- this keeps it cool enough to stop the fan coming on ..... but still hotter than under windows.

I do wonder if it is not the CPU that is getting hotter, but some other component.....gfx card/memory maybe???

It does seem to be fine though running at full just gets a bit hot.....but I have left it on for hours like that with no adverse effect.

There is a link to an Ubunto related forum that might be of some interest to you:

Hope this helps!


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