Re: disk temp monitoring
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> Yet, after hours, quiet and cold, the bottom starts warming up, after more
> hours, in a few minutes, fan starts running at the highest speed, a
> writing shows up on the screen: 'critical temp reached' (over 100 C) and the
> machine shuts down.
Weird. Please answer the following question:
* For how long does it run cool?
* Does it get warmer gradually, or suddenly becomes hot?
* Does it feel anything like 100 C? It should be fairly hot.
* Laptop model? BIOS version?
* Is it new machine?
* If it is not new, did it work before?
* Does it work with proprietary OS?
After running your laptop for some time (to let it warp up, so that the
temperatures reported wold not be the room temperature):
* Post output of "uname -a" (kernel info).
* Post output of "cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep model" (CPU model).
* Post output of "cat /proc/acpi/processor/*/*" (CPU info).
* Post output of "acpi -t" (current temperatures).
* Post output of "cat /proc/acpi/fan/*/state" (fan states).
* Post output of "cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/*/*" (cooler info).
> i have checked: fan is running, i can tell by the air jet on my hand
You should keep an eye on fan states to see if they run at all before
the overheat. They must not run all the time, but should turn on from
time to time.
I still suspect broken ACPI. Try upgrading to a new kernel (found in
Unstable and Experimental), and see if that helps. Some popular laptops
need at least 2.6.21 to work properly.
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