Problems with a Toshiba Satellite L300 notebook

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Problems with a Toshiba Satellite L300 notebook

Postby silvone on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:31 am

Hi,
I have a notebook Toshiba Satellite L300-1AM with a dual boot system winVista <->linux Mint 6 x64. Almost all is working ok, I had problems enabling the fan and FN+Fx keys to work, but solved when I installed Omnibook module. Now the biggest problem is my notebook is restarting by itself after 4-5 minutes I shutdown it. I tryed on Ubunu 8.10 and 9.04, both x64 and x386, on Linux Mint 6 and OpenSuse11.1(where I had problem with Intel video driver) and the same problem occured with or without omnibook module installed.
When I shutdown the computer, I can hear twice a beep, after that the notebook is going to shutdown. In 4 to 5 minutes is restarting by itself. If I take out the battery and put it back in a few seconds, the notebook doesn't restart.
What can I do to be able to shutdown my notebook in normal way, without having to take out the battery ?
Thank you,
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Re: Problems with a Toshiba Satellite L300 notebook

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:30 pm

I have seen something slightly similar in the forum before so it happens (this is buried in my many posts - was last autumn)
Run lspci (l is a lower case L) in a terminal and post here as well as lsusb
There may be some peculiar hardware in that laptop
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Re: Problems with a Toshiba Satellite L300 notebook

Postby silvone on Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:22 pm

Hi,
The problem is the Insyde H20 BIOS on this laptop and there are some new Toshiba Satellite notebooks with this problem. I found here http://swinky-linuxblog.blogspot.com/20 ... -l305.html a solution for my problem. So I put in /boot/grub/menu.lst comment:
title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid a91f7379-e93b-490c-b541-0681173bccc2
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=a91f.. ro quiet splash acpi_osi="Linux"
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet
So, I'm not using anymore the omnibook module I tried before, the fan is working ok, my notebook doesn't restart by itself from now, remains only to solve the problem with Fn+Fx keys for brightness control.
Thank you for your time and support !
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Re: Problems with a Toshiba Satellite L300 notebook

Postby kandieyman on Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:18 pm

I have a similar problem, but I cannot use the acpi_osi="Linux" solution because lm-sensors does not have a temperature listed (it is always 0 C), and I do not know how to tell it to go off of the individual CPU temps, which are listed correctly. I just do not know how to get my fan to work. If I use compiz, then the GPU fan will eventually turn on, but the CPU is already well over 70 C by then. This is my sensors and acpi -t output:

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acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:        +0.0°C  (crit = +106.0°C)

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:      +46.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

coretemp-isa-0001
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 1:      +51.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)


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Battery 0: Full, 100%
Thermal 0: ok, 0.0 degrees C
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