These two issues are related is why I'm making one post.
1) My fan speed on Fedora has never sped up like it should to account for increased CPU temperatures. I'm forced to leave the edge with the fan hanging off my lap if I'm doing anything CPU intensive, or put it on my USB powered chill pad. I'm using a Toshiba L355D-S7829 with Insyde H20 BIOS. I'm running Fedora 12 x64 on an AMD Turion X2 64.
2) Just today, after some updates, my sensors are no longer working to tell me my CPU temperature. I had the Gnome Sensors applet added to my taskbar so I could monitor CPU temps as I did stuff to make sure it didn't overheat, since my fan doesn't kick in above a very low speed. Well after installing some updates sensors is no longer working. I just re-installed lm_sensors (it got uninstalled?) but even when I execute "sensors" at the command line I get:
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +0.0°C (crit = +105.0°C)
And my sensors applet stays the same whether I turn on the libsensors or the ACPI sensor.
This issue is really bugging me and any help would be awesome.
P.S. The fan has operated normally under Windows and other Linux distributions so I know it's not a hardware problem, I just settled on Fedora because it seems to be the most stable. I mean I had Ubuntu freeze on startup one time for no reason, and then startup just fine 5 minutes later. Fedora has given me the most consistent reliable performance, with the exception of the fans, lol.
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P.S.S. I wouldn't mind sensors being broken if my fan would change speed to accommodate rising temperatures.
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Just noticed that my volume scroll wheel, play, stop and other buttons that used to work don't work any more. :-(
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It looks like something has broken all of my ACPI functions/special buttons. I checked the keyboard shortcuts to make sure those just hadn't been cleared and when trying to remap my "Play" button to play media, when I press it nothing happens, it's like it doesn't even detect those buttons any more. Everything else works fine, wireless, audio, etc, just not my special function keys and apparently the thermometer.
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I now KNOW what the problem is. Until earlier today I had my laptop hooked up to a USB keyboard with media keys on it that apparently translated to different input commands than my laptop's built-in function keys. Now that I have unplugged this external keyboard I am no longer able to use my built in function keys. When I try to re-map the function keys though the Gnome Keyboard shortcuts app doesn't respond when I press a key. Weird.
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Could it also have something to do with the updates to ibus I installed today?
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Ok, ummm, for whatever reason I got up this morning and it's all working again, except the fan speed. Even sensors is working again. So weird.