RE: Uppgrade from OpenSuse 11.1 to 11.2 causes Acer laptop to overheating...

From: Sid Boyce
Date: Sat Jan 30 2010 - 21:01:15 EST

Sebastian wrote:
> Hello,
> I desperately seeks help or any advice from kernel experts.
> I have Acer Aspire 5315 laptop and when I updated my OpenSuse 11.1 to
> 11.2 the laptop started to shut down to prevent overheat.
> I noticed that no fan is running and trying and playing with sensors,
> sometimes I get information from one sensor that always says 40C, and
> sometimes also
> from coretemp sensor that shows rapidly increasing temperature from >
> 50C to 85-89C.
As I don't have Sebastian's email address, I'm posting here.
I had a very similar problem after an openSUSE upgrade on an Acer
1501LCe laptop. At first I could not boot from the DVD, but a CD would
and compiling kernels had to be done in "powersave -l". It progressively
got worse and I was about to throw it out.
I decided to open it up a second time and have another look.
The outlet next to the CPU was blocked by an accumulation of dust which
I mistook for a foam filter the first time around.
It also seemed to be after a kernel upgrade - debated as such on the
openSUSE factory list.
I'm glad I did as it's fully back to health.
Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
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