Dell latitude e6510 fan not detected (gets hot)

Bug #632228 reported by Chris Polderman on 2010-09-07
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
acpi (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: acpi

After installing Ubuntu 10.04 64bit I tried to monitor the fans by doing:

$ sensors-detect

The output contained:

Trying family `SMSC'... Yes
Found unknown chip with ID 0x4b00
Probing for Super-I/O at 0x4e/0x4f

Viewing the /proc/acpi/fan:

chris@chris-laptop:/proc/acpi/fan$ ls -lsa
total 0
0 dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2010-09-07 09:58 .
0 dr-xr-xr-x 11 root root 0 2010-09-07 07:37 ..

I am afraid my laptop will die on me sometime in the future as it gets quite hot without doing anything special.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: linux-image-2.6.32-24-generic 2.6.32-24.42
Regression: No
Reproducible: Yes
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
 **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Architecture: amd64
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
   Subdevices: 2/2
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
 /dev/snd/controlC0: chris 1727 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xe9660000 irq 22'
   Mixer name : 'IDT 92HD81B1C5'
   Components : 'HDA:111d76d5,1028040b,00100104'
   Controls : 18
   Simple ctrls : 12
 Card hw:1 'NVidia'/'HDA NVidia at 0xe3080000 irq 17'
   Mixer name : 'Nvidia ID b'
   Components : 'HDA:10de000b,10de0101,00100200'
   Controls : 0
   Simple ctrls : 0

Date: Tue Sep 7 09:52:04 2010
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=6c963c9f-f9bb-41cc-8f23-2a9b05e4ac3d
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100816.1)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Latitude E6510
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
 Socket 0:
   no card
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=2cb177a7-aec6-47a2-be70-83896c3ca15f ro nomodeset quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, user)
RelatedPackageVersions: linux-firmware 1.34.1
SourcePackage: linux 07/08/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A04 0N5KHN
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A02
dmi.chassis.type: 9
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA04:bd07/08/2010:svnDellInc.:pnLatitudeE6510:pvr0001:rvnDellInc.:rn0N5KHN:rvrA02:cvnDellInc.:ct9:cvr: Latitude E6510
dmi.product.version: 0001
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in acpi (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I have the same problem on ubuntu 12.04 and Dell Latitude E6510 with BIOS A11.

Alan Pater (alan-pater) wrote :

Can the fans be controlled with the i8kutils package?

Changed in acpi (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for acpi (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in acpi (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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