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Old 08-23-2004, 01:59 PM   #1
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Suse Linux 9.1 and Laptop shut down worry

im running Suse linux 9.1 pro on my Toshiba laptop and everytime i shut down the laptop, it makes a very 'dodgy' sound as the laptop turns off. Its difficult to explain the sound but this doesnt happen when i shut down with Win Xp; it shuts down nice and quitely. Is it possible for Linux to f*** up my laptop? I know this sounds ridiculous but it really has got me worried.

It sounds like the fan or hard drive are suddenly halting..

Much appreciated,

Old 08-24-2004, 10:32 PM   #2
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Oh man, alots happened.

Very, very, very frustrated.

I proceeded to install Redhat 9... oh man... that distro is not designed for laptops. After two hours i was able to get the display working... and even then.. it didnt work properly. I then gave up on Redhat and went on to install Suse 9 pro. Again, this was not designed for laptops. The fan would just not turn off and yet more display problems.

Needless to say i was able to test the shut down on both the distro's and there is something definately wrong with suse 9.1 shutdown. So, after investing all my faith in hope... i re-install Suse 9.1.... hoping, that it will work properly this time. Alas, to no avail. It still makes a dodgy noise upon shutdown.

After all this, i can only assume that the way in which Suse 9.1 is shutting down can only result in damage to my laptop components or reducing the life expectacy of it atleast.

I dont think i will be using linux until linux becomes more stable for laptops.

I really am frustrated and angry. I enjoyed using linux.

The only thing i can think of is that everytime i need to shut down, i restart the laptop and load XP and use that to shut it down.

Ah well.

Damn you Tux. Burn... slowly.

Old 08-24-2004, 10:51 PM   #3
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Location: Newmarket, Ontario
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What are the specs of your laptop? I have SuSE 9.1 Personal running on 2 Compaq Presario 2180CA laptops just fine. The fan does run significantly more in Linux than Windows but I think that has to do with the power management of Linux. I don't think it's up to snuff with Windows.

In either case both my laptops shutdown just fine with Linux.
Old 08-24-2004, 11:27 PM   #4
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I have Toshiba P10-304 P4 2.6ghz.

Im not sure what i can do about it. I dont think there is anything i can do. Iv searched on Toshiba website for Linux drivers but with no luck.

I would appreciate any suggestions.



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