Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130223
laptop shutdowns abruptly, cooling fan turned off at boot
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:47 EST
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Description of problem:
1) Installation of FC2, checked "Kernel development" -
> /usr/src/linux2.6xxxx is created
2) Login as root, open terminal window
3) make oldconfig
compilation begins, but after 2-3 minutes (I think it is during/just
after the compilation of "ialloc") the laptop turns off completely
(not a clean shutdown).
- first attempt to turn it on again results in blinking power leds
(probably hardware failure)
- second attempt to turn it on again is OK.
Probably, it is hardware-related, but I have no clue how to get more
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: pc turns off
Expected Results: kernel should compile
Observed on the following configuration :
Compaq EVO600, internal DVDrom, external CD-RW(plextor) on USB1,
external floppy on USB1, docking station.
FC2 installed on EXT3 partition, /dev/hda6, swap /dev/hda5 (dual boot
sounds like thermal override....
I'll try without docking station (on battery), and no peripherals. I
let you know
Yes indeed : as soon as the linux is started, the heating fan stops
(probably grub or some init stuff in the kernel state stops it as a
When compiling the kernel, the PC stays several minutes at 95% CPU
utilization. After the bug appears and after reboot, the fan turns
on again and blows very hot...
Unfortunately, fan management is done by bios -> I'll ask compaq
about this issue.
Thanks for help
Installing the latest ROM Bios on the laptop (SP27129.exe) fixed the
problem of cooling fan.
Indeed, compaq mentions that the updated bios "Corrects an issue with