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Re: Noisy cooling fan

> I have a year-old laptop with a pentium 4, running Debian testing with
> kernel 2.6.6. After an initial 5 minutes of calm after booting, the
> cooling fan comes on and remains on in a state of relatively high
> activity; it is very noisy). 

I don't know about the activity, but to reduce the noise, pop off the 
fan blades, apply a drop or two of oil, and replace the blades.  This 
worked wonders for me.

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