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Yukawa
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Temperature and fan issue

Post by Yukawa » Sun May 29, 2011 6:21 am

Hello,

I'm very new in linux community. Like it, because is faster and more stable (thats what I heard from my friends, and of course surfing on the web).
OK! Now back to the question. I installed Linux Mint 10.10, basic installation from dvd. But have some issues:
1st and most annoying one is: fan is working continually
2nd Temperature is pretty high: while I'm writing this, (only firefox is working) temperature is 48 degrees. Considering that normal temperature on win7 is 10 degrees less, that worries me.

My machine is Sony Vaio VPCEB4S1E
Intel i3 380 M
Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Really like this distro and hope I will manage to solve this problem so I can stick with it!

Best regards,
Yukawa

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Re: Temperature and fan issue

Post by remoulder » Sun May 29, 2011 10:39 am

Yukawa wrote:hope I will manage to solve this problem
This is only a perceived problem, 48 deg is not particularly high! Some Sony machines don't play well with linux, but this can often be worked around. You can get some control over system fans as explained here, though note this is quite old. This page http://vaio-utils.org/fan/ may also be of interest, though I can't vouch for it.
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Re: Temperature and fan issue

Post by maxfac » Mon May 30, 2011 6:42 pm

Just curious of the part where you mentioned 10degrees or less when running Win. Unless you are working in a room where the ambient temperature is 10degrees or less, the initial temperature (just when you boot it up) reading from the laptop = room temperature if not higher.

Additionally 48degrees is fairly typical. I think up to the highs of 60's are even acceptable.

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Re: Temperature and fan issue

Post by tydez » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:03 am

My Acer Aspire One was installed with Linux Mint 11 for the past month and there was no problem with overheating. Two days ago I did a fresh install of Linux Mint 11 on my lappy Asus K42J Core i3 Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5470. With firefox, chromium, terminal and several applets like netspeed, temp and cpu scaling - temp went high as 89ᵒC and fan is constantly on. I tried installing the ATI/AMD driver from Menu>Administration>Additional drivers. The first time it didn't work.So I uninstalled it and upgraded the system first. After reboot, i reinstalled the graphics driver again and it's working fine. The temp now is registering 8ᵒ cooler than Windows 7.

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