• Fans spinning at 100% on Asus laptop


    Hey guys!

    So, I recently bought a new laptop, an Asus X550VX. I managed to install Antergos linux with using a bunch of workaround methods, and it is almost running perfectly.

    My problem is that sometimes when I start my laptop, like 3 out of 10 times the fans will start spinning at 100% in about 30 seconds that I reach the graphical interface. Is there any ways to fix this problem? I guess it must be my GPU fans, it has both intel and nvidia GPUs, I installed the drivers with bumblebee. The interesting thing is that if I manage to get a restart without the 100% fan spinning, then after if I hibernate the laptop and later turn it back on the spinning wont appear, but for an instance if I restart it and not hibernate, it may appear again.

    Thanks.

  • Hi there @Laszlo and welcome to Antergos:grinning:.

    There’s a few programs in the AUR that allow you to control exactly when your fans are allowed to run and when they aren’t. This could at least keep them from wreaking havoc on your system:slight_smile:. Just install thinkfan, fancontrol-gui, and fancontrol-common.

    Hope this helps!

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  • @Laszlo Keep in mind though that your computer knows better than you when CPU and GPUs need to be cooled down. Stopping cooling fans unconciously by hand may overheat the processors.

    Two tips.

    1. If you use Bumblebee, run any command on Nvidia. For example, optirun pwd. It will power off Nvidia on command’s termination, and the fans will usually stop spinning. If Nvidia is still too hot, they will restart to spin again though. It’s normal.

    2. Install and start thermald. This completely automatic daemon is of great help for cooling a computer, along with Bumblebee’s bbswitch.

    Edit

    I assume that Bumblebee is configured properly, and Nvidia GPU is always OFF by default. You may check it with optirun --status:

    ┌──[just]@[alexasg]:~$
    └─> optirun --status
    Bumblebee status: Ready (3.2.1). X inactive. Discrete video card is off.
    
    ┌──[just]@[alexasg]:~$
    └─> 
    
  • @Laszlo can you post the link this command gives out in terminal?
    lspci > log.txt && lsusb >> log.txt && dmesg >> log.txt && cat log.txt | curl -F [email protected] https://ptpb.pw/?u=1
    it will give us a systemsummary and the main bootlog too…

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  • @joekamprad tooo much moderation here ;)

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  • Sorry it took me this much to reply, but I’ve been busy the past week.

    https://ptpb.pw/6ejI

    This is the log you asked for.

    And yes, the nvidia card is off by default, I got back the same response from the “optirun --status” command as you.

    The “optirun pwd” or any other commands like that won’t result in anything, it will just keep spinning like nothing happened.

    I also have all those stuff already installed that you recommended.

  • [    0.981402] acpi PNP0A08:00: _OSC: OS supports [ExtendedConfig ASPM ClockPM Segments MSI]
    [    0.981434] acpi PNP0A08:00: _OSC failed (AE_ERROR); disabling ASPM
    

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_State_Power_Management

    [  203.103806] ACPI Warning: \_SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._DSM: Argument #4 type mismatch - Found [Buffer], ACPI requires [Package] (20170531/nsarguments-95)
    

    may you need a Bios update? https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/X550VX/HelpDesk_BIOS/

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  • Nope, there aren’t any updates needed.

  • So… Uh I’m getting pretty desperate about this. There are even problems with the Wi-Fi, after a few hours it just stops working and won’t reconnect to any networks until a complete system restart. Should I just give up trying to make antergos work and try my luck with another (maybe compatible) distro?

  • It would be good to start “top” in the terminal at a time where your fans keep spinning, to see what process might be eating your CPU. It is not clear what desktop you are using, but if it is the gnome or deepin desktop, then the culprit might be tracker that is indexing your files. The specifications of your hardware are also not clear, but if these are to the lower end, the activities of tracker would be very noticeable.

  • @Laszlo The fan thing is normal. Mine does the same, until it loads the kernel this is normal. On windows to.

    What you could do is install TLP from the AUR. This will help.

    There is also software as mentioned before which controls the fans; https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/fan_speed_control

    And your WIFI issue I suggest you make a new thread and describe exactly what hapens and how you loose connection.

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