I am having Acer 5920 (64bit ,intel mobile express 965 chipset family) laptop.
I have been using ubuntu 8.04 64bit on it for a while.Even internet browsing
makes the temprature of laptop to shoot to above 50C.I have tried configuring it a lot(using pwmconfig , gkrellm ...).
But they either fail installing successfully or fail to control my fan speed.
Now I am looking for a distro which probably can control my fan speed.
I am even ready to use a 32 bit version OS.
(Even though I am not able to control my fan speed while using windows xp I always get a feel that temperature of laptop get "attracted" to 40C while using XP)
From there, I can write various numbers to these files to control my fan settings. You can probably get a program to help manage the settings, but it won't do any good if the fans aren't detected in the first place.
Okay, I did some research on this, and turns out that this is kind of an Acer hardware bug, in which the fan speed is not controlled by the BIOS, but by the software that's supposed to be keeping track of the CPU temps. Thus, when you're running Linux, no fan control software is running, and your fans stay on low even though your laptop keeps getting hotter and hotter.
I went through the second link that you have posted.
The author there said that he has attached the attachment in the post in http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg14582.html .
But the thing he has attached and the thing attached in the mail-archive.com think are not the same.(they are of different sizes ) .
And the one you have posted is of size 5.9kb.
I would go with your's and see. unfortunately I don't have my laptop with me right now.
I would post back as soon as I have finished the process.
They are the same, they just use different compression formats. The tarball from mail-archive.com uses a bzip2 compression, the one attached in ubuntu-forums has a gzip compression, and the archive I posted uses zip (I used zip because this forum won't let me upload gzip or bzip2 archives/tarballs).