November 17, 2011

How can I get the CPU fan to spin up when the CPU gets hot?

Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7829. Dual core AMD64 2.1Ghz with 4GB RAM. Debian 6.03 (kernel:2.6.32-5-amd64). CPU fan doesn't kick in, so it gets hot and has shut down on me. I have a tray icon that shows the temp and says it's using the ACPI sensor. I've tried TOSHUTILS but I don't think I'm installing/using it correctly. I need to know if there's a command I can run or driver I can install or a way to recompile the kernel with the capability of controlling the fan automagically.

Hi Robert...

Hi Robert

Sorry for answering so late!
Your fan will work regardless of OS.
If it does not start you probably have some hardware problem.
I am running Fedora on some L3-units without any problems - fan included.
No special tools or drivers are needed.

Hope this helps.


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