ThinkPad Overheating Issue Fix

She's pretty hot!
On my ThinkPad T410s fans were disabled by default after installing Debian 6 (Squeeze).

I would randomly be working on CPU intensive stuff and the computer would shut down with:
Critical temperature reached (128 C)
 To fix this I created the file /etc/modprobe.d/thinkpad_acpi.conf and added options thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1 to it. I've submitted a bug against the acpi package in Debian.

I got help from ThinkWiki on this.

1 comment:

Ernesto Ongaro said...

* bug was rejected by acpi and re-assigned to module-init-tools
* module-init-tools also rejected bug and handed it to linux-2.6