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Re: cooling fan is oscillating regularly once f11 beta starts to run



On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 07:51:31 -0400 (EDT)
"Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:

> 
>   (while i'm on a roll ...)
> 
>   on this gateway m-1626, shortly after f11 beta starts to run, the
> cooling fan kicks into this regular oscillation with a period of about
> 4 seconds -- speed up, slow down, speed up, slow down ... you get the
> idea.
> 
>   to test that it's not a HW issue, i rebooted and hopped into the
> BIOS and let it sit there for several minutes, whereupon it ran nice
> and smoothly the entire time.
> 
>   as soon as i rebooted fedora and got to my GNOME desktop, the
> oscillation started up again.  occasionally, it will calm down briefly
> but that doesn't last long.
> 
>   anyone else seeing this?

I'd say, file a bug. 

Try playing with the GOVERNOR, MIN_SPEED and MAX_SPEED variables in
/etc/sysconfig/cpuspeed as well, and include the results in your bug
report.

Cheers

François


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