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Author Topic: VL 5.9 Problem with Old Laptop  (Read 2707 times)


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VL 5.9 Problem with Old Laptop
« on: December 24, 2007, 06:50:24 pm »

I have a Compaq Armada 1700 from 1999 that runs Vector Linux 5.8 Std. quite happily.
When I tried an installation of VL 5.9, the install boot would not start up the cooling fan on the laptop (VL 5.8 installation does this no problem.) I got halfway through the install and the CPU temperature got critically hot and my laptop shut down. This resulted in a corrupt installation and a disfunctional laptop.
Needless to stay I have re-installed VL 5.8 and will keep going with it as long as I can. Everything works fine again.


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Re: VL 5.9 Problem with Old Laptop
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 07:08:50 am »

The problem is more than likely the kernel
which is one of the things that controls the fan.