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I am using a toshiba satallite c660.

I am using ubuntu 12.04 (latest build).

I have problems with my fan, sometimes it runs, than not. I dont understand why. I already looked at the celsius for the processor cores, they run normal (always under 60 celsius) .

I wanted to use toshset to control the fan by myself , but it outputs:

required kernel toshiba support not enabled.

Do you know how I can get the module in form of a package for 12.04 (amd64) ?

Or do you know an other way?

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P.S. are you gotwig? –  Githlar Feb 18 '12 at 16:00
    
yes, why are you asking me :D ? –  Eduard Gotwig Feb 18 '12 at 18:23
    
In doing my research for the problem I ran across your way-too-late bug comment =P –  Githlar Feb 18 '12 at 18:39
    
sry, the notebook is relative new ^^ –  Eduard Gotwig Feb 18 '12 at 19:09
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You could rebuild the kernel with Toshiba support. sudo apt-get source linux-image-3.0.0-16-generic (or -pae if you're using it).

Then cd to the directory where the source is, should be something like linux-3.* in the folder run make menuconfig go to Device Drivers -> X86 Platform Specific Drivers -> Toshiba Laptop Extras. Hit the 'M' key. Then keep hitting Exit until it asks you to save your config. Tell it "yes" and save it as .config. Then, use a text editor to open .config and find the line: #CONFIG_TOSHIBA is not set and change it to CONFIG_TOSHIBA=y. Save and quit the text editor.

make
make install

^ I'm not totally sure about that last part. You may want a second opinion there. I've built kernels, but I've never installed them. However, if it's sensible and like everything else then that command should get the modules and the re-built kernel installed.

After that, you should hopefully have the modules you're looking for.

Oddly enough I was scouring the menu for the kernel and I couldn't find the option for that CONFIG_TOSHIBA anywhere (it was referenced by the Toshiba ACPI driver, but not in the menu... odd)!

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