Laptop fans don't stop anymore

Carl Karsten carl at
Tue Mar 7 09:40:41 UTC 2006

Mark Roach wrote:
> I'm running dapper, and I've noticed lately that my laptop no longer
> ever gets quiet. Sleep mode has never worked on this system, but it used
> to be that if I wasn't running anything cpu intensive, and I closed the
> lid, eventually the fans would shut down, and the system would stay
> cool. Now it is always hot, and the fans are always running.
> According to the CPU scaling monitor, the CPU is getting scaled down to
> the 530 Mhz (the lowest). I don't think my hard drive is spinning down
> though. I used to run noflushd to make that happen, but it conflicts
> with the new laptop-mode stuff. I've got all my partitions mounted with
> "noatime" this used to work. Any suggestions?

Something doesn't make sense: Box is hot, fans are running, and you want the 
fans to... stop?

I am guessing the real problem is the unit is just slowing down, but not going 
to sleep.


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