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8th August 2008, 07:20 PM
Installed Fedora version 8. While using it shuts down by itself. What I observed just before
shutting down, the fans revs up and the pc goes down.

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Also, I tried as suggested to someone else to add

acip=force in /boot/grup/menu.lst

acipd is also running

Please help.

8th August 2008, 07:43 PM
I had the same problem with a MacBook Pro, and was a apple fault. The corrected the problem releasing a new firmware revision.

What machine / hardware you have?. That is a relevant information.

8th August 2008, 07:58 PM
Sorry, I just forgot to mention that. The machine is

Dell Latitude model # D820

Intel CPU T2600 running @ 2.16GHz

Screen 15.4"

8th August 2008, 08:02 PM
you're sure it's not overheating? laptops shut themselves down if they get to hot which leaves either bios firmware or hardware as the causes of this i would think

8th August 2008, 08:13 PM
The machine is dual partitioned and is stable in XP environment. I am cognizant about thermal issue
though I can't say what temperature it reaches before it shuts down. Fan revving up was just my observation, as I hear it. The fan is hardly active in XP mode.

9th August 2008, 08:38 AM
I think you can install lm-sensors package to watch about cpu temperature using the command:


Maybe there are some informational messages in the file /var/log/messages. I suggest you check it.


11th August 2008, 12:31 PM
Didn't find any pertinent information in /var/log/messages file.