dell insipron n5010 fan is not working (hot hot lappy)

hello friends…

i have dell inspiron n5010 laptop and i’m using opensuse 11.4 and i’m noticing that my laptop is getting a lot of heat and fan is not working properly (i think its not working)

i have dual boot so i have windows 7 tooo… and fan is working fine on windows 7…

so guys i need you help…

i searched on google and found i8kutils but its not worked… :frowning:

any solution for this problem…

i appreciate any help

thanks in advance

On Mon, 14 May 2012 16:06:02 +0000, khizar91 wrote:

> i have dell inspiron n5010 laptop and i’m using opensuse 11.4 and i’m
> noticing that my laptop is getting a lot of heat and fan is not working
> properly (i think its not working)

I’ve got the N7110 here myself, but running 12.1 - I’m wondering if you
boot from 12.1 live media if the fan works?

Trying that might help narrow down if it’s something that’s addressed in
a newer kernel or not.

Jim


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Try upgrading to 12.1 … (or upgrade the kernel …).

On Mon, 14 May 2012 17:26:02 +0000, PiElle wrote:

> Try upgrading to 12.1 … (or upgrade the kernel …).

I’d actually go back to “try a LiveCD” suggestion that I posted, because
then we can see without modifying the existing system whether or not
going to 12.1 is likely to affect the issue.

Jim

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I had a Dell Inspiron 1501 that had a fan burn out, picked up a brand new one from Dell for $19.99.

On Fri, 18 May 2012 19:46:02 +0000, DMGrier wrote:

> I had a Dell Inspiron 1501 that had a fan burn out, picked up a brand
> new one from Dell for $19.99.

If the fan is working fine in Windows (as the OP says), then replacing
the fan is pretty unlikely to help resolve this issue. :slight_smile:

Jim

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Hi khizar91

Follow Jim’s advice. In addition to this, I see others have had issues with this model running other Linux distros. For example

[ubuntu] ACPI Fan not working - help!! - Ubuntu Forums](http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1877574)

which contains a link to this wiki

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingACPI#Fan_Issues

In particular, this section

Trouble Booting

For detailed instructions regarding how to modify boot parameters see DebuggingKernelBoot.

    Try booting with the "acpi=off" kernel parameter
        This will disable ACPI support. If the error is the same with ACPI enabled and disabled, this may not be an ACPI issue. 
    If "acpi=off" allows the system to boot, try to isolate the ACPI issue with the following boot parameters
        Try booting with "acpi=ht"
            This disables all of ACPI except just enough to enable Hyper Threading. If acpi=off works and acpi=ht fails, then the issue is in the ACPI table parsing code itself, or perhaps the SMP code. 
        Try booting with "pci=noacpi"
            This disables ACPI for IRQ routing and PCI scanning. 
        Try booting with "acpi=noirq"
            This disables ACPI for IRQ routing. 
        Try booting with "pnpacpi=off"
            This disables the ACPI component of the Linux Plug and Play code. 
        Try booting with "noapic"
            Disables the IO-APIC for IRQ routing or PCI scanning. 
        Try booting with "nolapic"
            Disables the local APIC. 

Fan Issues

These usually relate to the fan spinning too often or too fast. Another indication may be that the temperature remains high even when the fans are spinning.

    Determine if the system has ACPI-based fan control

        if /proc/acpi/fan is empty and /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/*/trip_points has no active trip points (those starting with "AC") then there is no ACPI-based fan control on your system 
    If the system does have an ACPI-based fan control try booting with kernel parameter options listed above