[kde-linux] Fan runs continuously

andrew kar akar3d at yahoo.com.au
Tue Jul 12 03:19:32 UTC 2005

Gregg Morris wrote:

>I'm running SuSE 9.2 Pro on a Toshiba Satellite 2805-S402 (P-III
>850MHz, 256M Ram) laptop. When using KDE as my window manager, the
>laptop's fan runs continuously. If I use another window manager, like
>WindowMaker or FVWM, the fan behaves as I expect it to (cycling on and
>off periodically).
>Can anyone suggest how I might debug this? I thought about just
>killing KDE processes one by one, but that seems way too brute force!
>Can I try something a little more intelligent than that?
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KDE is a whole desktop environment running a large number of tasks 
whereas the others are just simple window managers so the problem may 
simply be that your fan NEEDS to run continuously because of the load. 
You could run the kpersonaliser and turn off all the excess eye candy etc.

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