Laptop running fan constantly on latest Breezy

Frank Merenda fmerenda at
Thu Oct 6 11:14:30 UTC 2005

Hello all,

I have upgraded to Breezy from Hoary about a week ago, and am running the
2.6.12-9-686-smp kernel. All my packages are up to date as of this morning. I
have been updating every few days.

My laptop has a full P4 (not mobile).

My laptop fan runs constantly since I have upgraded, but not always at full
speed. My temp doesn't seem high:

cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THM0/temperature
temperature:             48 C
(trip_points is 85C)

When I run processor-intensive applications, the fan does kick up a notch, so it
seems like things are working correctly, but the fan is *always* running. I
don't remember this behavior in Hoary.

Is anyone else experiencing this? Or am I just losing it (which is possible!)


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