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hgoody22
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Fans do not work at all

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I cannot seem to get my fans to work at all. The laptop gets very hot and I am sure this is because I have missed something when installing linux.

This is the output from inxi -Fxz:

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System:
  Host: HP-ENVY Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 7.3.0 Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP ENVY Laptop 13-ah0xxx 
  v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 8482 v: 69.28 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.13 
  date: 06/07/2018 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 20.3 Wh condition: 50.2/50.2 Wh (100%) 
  model: 333-1C-52-A KC04053XL status: Charging 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 31872 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 934 2: 834 
  3: 932 4: 866 5: 834 6: 826 7: 929 8: 1159
  Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 390.77 
  bus ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: fbdev,intel,nouveau 
  FAILED: nvidia unloaded: modesetting,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~77Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: N/A v: N/A direct render: N/A 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-20-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000 
  bus ID: 04:00.0 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 24.75 GiB (5.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: SK Hynix model: BC501 HFM512GDJTNG-8310A 
  size: 476.94 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 95.62 GiB used: 24.70 GiB (25.8%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: 50.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 233 Uptime: 14m Memory: 15.41 GiB used: 1.78 GiB (11.5%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 
  inxi: 3.0.27 
   
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Re: FANS DO NOT WORK AT ALL

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Seems to me this may be the problem:
FAILED: nvidia unloaded: modesetting, vesa resolution: 1920x1080~77Hz

I'd only be guessing at how to fix, so wait for others to post.
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Re: Fans do not work at all

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I don't think that the nvidia failure would have anything to do with your system fans not working. But then again i'm no expert
one way to check that would to be to restart the laptop into your bios and listen to see if you can hear the fans operating, if they don't then that will tell you there is a hardware problem with the fans,Check the bios to see if the fans are enabled if they are working then it's a setting in LM and i remember somewhere that there is a switch to enable the fans, but for the time being i can't remember .
Other than that I can't help you much more than that.
good luck
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Re: Fans do not work at all

Post by sleeper12 »

It may simply be that the fans need a good cleaning. They can get blocked up with dust, etc. and the heat sink as well. If so, take it for repair or do it yourself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr6zLkCDK1Y
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Re: Fans do not work at all

Post by BG405 »

sleeper12 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:38 pm
It may simply be that the fans need a good cleaning. They can get blocked up with dust, etc. and the heat sink as well. If so, take it for repair or do it yourself
+1. These things can get blocked quite easily with dust, pet hair etc.. I shaved about 10-15°C off the average CPU temperature by cleaning off & replacing the old thermal compound & cleaning the crud out of the fan and heat pipe vent.

Normally the fan will run for a bit as soon as the machine is powered on; if it doesn't, it's likely seized or worn out. These can usually be replaced.
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