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my laptop fan is working under puppy
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John Doe

Joined: 01 Aug 2005
Posts: 1689
Location: Michigan, US

PostPosted: Sun 17 Jun 2007, 03:57    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:
There were a couple of threads on this forum discussing temperature and fan monitoring. Puppy has all the tools for doing that, it is just a matter of setting it up.


#!/bin/sh
modprobe ac
modprobe battery
modprobe fan
modprobe processor
modprobe thermal
#/proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THM0/polling_frequency
wmpower -no-meddling &

Did we ever figure out how to autodetect it?

or pmc or pcm or whatever the other one is?

I've got my machine and a friends with the other one (ibm thinkpad) for testing.
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jimjan

Joined: 25 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun 2007, 14:06    Post subject: heat--no fan warning--laptop users
Subject description: cpu fans may or may not work under puppy
 

WhoDo wrote:
jdumont wrote:
The fan does blow on startup, reboot and when I opt to shut down but that is it.
I just don't want anyone frying their laptop. As always.... contemplate.

A fair warning, and much appreciated by some I'm sure.

I found that, regardless of operating system, my laptop fan didn't run if I was working from CD and I was plugged in to mains power. That meant that long sessions from a LiveCD like Puppy's were going to get pretty darn hot! Twisted Evil

The solution, for me at least, was in the laptop's BIOS. I found a setting that put the fan into "always on" mode while plugged into mains power. That solved the problem. Cool

Hope that helps others too.


am a fan of mini distros and noticed with both dsl and puppy that fan does not come on when using either with my laptop

fan comes on with other larger distros being used as livecd [eg knoppix vector slax pclinos]

laptop gets really hot; i mean really warm

reasons this might be happening???
solutions???

thanks
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HairyWill


Joined: 26 May 2006
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Location: Southampton, UK

PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun 2007, 15:35    Post subject:  

Jimjan

Please don't send PMs with requests for help.

If someone wants to help then they will be monitoring the forum for new posts. I already choose to be notified by email of new posts to any thread that I am interested in.
Discussion belongs on the forums so that it benefits everybody.

I suggest you use the information provided earlier in this thread to setup the software to monitor your temperature. Then you can come back with "my processor temperature is x degrees" rather than
jimjan wrote:
i mean really warm

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jimjan

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jun 2007, 15:13    Post subject:  

sorry
will not repeat
jj
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msumner

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Location: Lincolnshire, England.

PostPosted: Sun 24 Jun 2007, 18:51    Post subject:  

While we are on the subject of laptops and heat, I have a question. My Dell inspiron 6400 runs fine with the fan coming on when it is working hard ( and sometimes when it isn't doing much).

However.... if I leave it for a while and the screen switches off, it is very warm when I come back to it even though it has been, in theory, doing nothing, except the odd daemon and the wifi. Is it heating up because the fan doesnt run when it goes into "screen switching off mode" whatever that is?

I would have thought it should go into suspend or hibernate if you leave it long enough, in which case it would be using no or v. little power?
Mike
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John Doe

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Location: Michigan, US

PostPosted: Sun 24 Jun 2007, 18:55    Post subject:  

The new kernel that is going in puppy 2.17 is supposed to fix some laptop acpi bugs. Maybe that's one of them?
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msumner

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Location: Lincolnshire, England.

PostPosted: Mon 25 Jun 2007, 14:17    Post subject:  

John Doe wrote:
The new kernel that is going in puppy 2.17 is supposed to fix some laptop acpi bugs. Maybe that's one of them?


That would be useful.........I'm looking forward to trying 2.17, maybe suspend to disk will be acheivable too.
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Dougal


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jun 2007, 15:55    Post subject:  

John Doe wrote:
The new kernel that is going in puppy 2.17 is supposed to fix some laptop acpi bugs. Maybe that's one of them?


Lets hope Barry accepted Craftybytes' suggestion for enabling software-suspend, too...

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HairyWill


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jun 2007, 17:18    Post subject:  

jimjan
I thought I'd posted a reply yesterday.
Have you managed to install the monitoring software?
What temp is your CPU at?

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ExZoniePup

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Location: Sanger, California

PostPosted: Thu 12 Jul 2007, 21:54    Post subject: Old HP/Compaq laptop with broken power supply fan
Subject description: laptop temperature
 

My old laptop power supply fan doesn't work... I think I knocked it off its axis with a can of compressed air (oops) when it was rattling too much.

Now I have a reason to run Puppy on it and see what the temp is in there. I have been scared to keep it on any longer than an hour or so. The battery is shot on it so it's on AC power constantly, but I had no idea of the temperature of the CPU. Mainly I wanted to keep from frying the hard drive or of course the CPU.

Great advice here, thanks all.

ExZoniePup
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russ

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jul 2007, 18:02    Post subject:  

I have a Toshiba M35x-S311, it is a centrino with Pentium-M 1.5 Ghz processor. I use Puppy 2.14 "livecd"and the fan cycles on and off. When I strain the mounted hard drive by searching for something there the fan stays on constantly (just as it does in windows XP ). Seems to work normally. Incidentally, I think Puppy was designed for this machine as it picks up all of the hardware, software modem included. I think someone should work on a "laptop Puppy" version. Which would, in my case, include a battery monitor (Batmon) and throttle down ability for the processor when solely on the battery power. I do have both of the above working, but would be nice to have it built in.
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Getnikar


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Location: Gold Coast, Australia

PostPosted: Sat 28 Jul 2007, 08:28    Post subject:  

I have a Toshiba Satellite 1800, approx 4 yr old. Cpu: Celeron (Coppermine) 896MHz, 40Gb HDD. The fan has always cycled on and off ok under Puppy, including old versions (2.x).
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