Sony Vaio VGN-N395E runs very hot

Bug #160112 reported by Jim Qode on 2007-11-05
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linux (Ubuntu)
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linux-source-2.6.22 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Sony Vaio VGN-N395E Laptop runs at about 60C when it's idle. Fan does not kick in until the temperature rises to above 75C, then it kicks in and temperature stabilizes at 78-79C when using %100 cpu. Normal idle temperature for this laptop is about 35-40C on windows vista. Also on windows vista cpu fan kicks in about every 5 minutes even when idle.

I suspect this laptop has a different control chip for fan speed because sony standard tool spicctrl does not control the fan speed. Also lm-sensors package just detects one sensor.

I'll try to keep a close eye on this bug if anyone has any questions.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. With which version of Ubuntu and the kernel ('uname -a') did you notice this issue? Thanks in advance.

Jim Qode (jimqode) wrote :

Thank you for your response.
I am using Ubuntu 7.10 with 2.6.22-14-generic kernel.

Hi Jim,

The Hardy Heron kernel was recently uploaded for testing. We'd really appreciate it if you could try testing with this newer kernel and verify if this issue still exists. Unfortunately, the Hardy Heron Alpha1 LiveCD was released with the older 2.6.22 kernel. You'll have to manually install the newer Hardy Heron kernel in order to test. This should not be the case for Alpha2 which is set to come out around Dec 20. However, here are the instructions to install (if you choose to do so):

1) edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following line:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy main restricted

2) sudo apt-get update
3) sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.24-1-generic
4) reboot and select the new kernel from the grub menu

After you've tested, please feel free to revert back - ie boot into the old kernel, sudo apt-get remove linux-image-2.6.24-1-generic, and remove the line from /etc/apt/sources.list . Please update this report with your results. Thanks in advance!

Changed in linux:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: New → Incomplete

This bug report is being closed because we received no reponse to the last inquiry for information. Please reopen it if this is still an issue in the current Ubuntu release. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Please note, the Hardy Heron Alpha4 series was recently released which contains an pdated version of the kernel. You can download and try the new Hardy Heron Alpha release from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/hardy/ . You should be able to then test the new kernel via the LiveCD rather than needing to manually install. If you can, please verify if this bug still exists or not and report back your results. General information regarding the release can also be ound here: http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . Thanks.

Changed in linux:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
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