Re: [linux-dell-laptops] i8k fans always at 0 2
- On [Sat Aug 18 11:41], Christoph Eckert wrote:
> Hi,Sometimes I also find mine to go amok. It's been a lot better with Fedora Core 5
> > since yesterday, the fans of my i8200 always run at high speed
> > (i8kfan tells me 0 2), though there's no significant CPU load.
> I forgot to metion that the left fan does not do anything, even when
> trying to start it with i8kfan 2 2 :( .
(i still haven't been to reliably do suspend on FC6, FC7 and now FC8-test1 :-(((
but if your fans go nuts, the Fn-Z key combination will turn them off also.
As said, I used to have to do that a lot, but not recvently.
What's annoying is that if you have a browser open, some webpages/plugins make
your CPU go wild and that turns the fan(s) on as well.
> since yesterday, the fans of my i8200 always run at high speedJFYI: it seems that one of the RAMs is defective. I removed the first
> (i8kfan tells me 0 2), though there's no significant CPU load.
and then the other, and now the system behaves as it should.
I'm in the market for a laptop; my current one is i8100 and
has behaved very well under Mandriva for the last 5 years but
the limit of 512MB RAM is starting to hurt especially with
recent versions of Eclipse.
I'll probably be running Mandriva on it. It'll be mostly a
development machine with a little recreation thrown in.
My requirements are (apart from usual things like USB2, DVD burner, etc.):
(a) Support for 4GB RAM
(b) Runs well under Linux.
(c) Hi-res screen (at least 1440x900; a lot of low end machines seem
to be 1280x800 which I find is too small).
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