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I bought a Toshiba Satellite L305D-SP6805R, It comes with an ATI Radeon HD 3100 graphics card, an AMD Athlon X2 64-bits processor.

I’ve tried to install in Ubuntu and Fedora, but all of them have given me the same problem: the computer reaches 105ºC, the highest temperature allowed by it before shutting itself off to avoid damage. The problem? The fan is not correctly managed/detected by the kernel, and it can’t be managed by the user either.

I found a solution right here: But they recommended to use ubuntu 9.10 and it is not longer supported. So my laptop is a little old and I wanted to know what distro should I install.


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Why not reset or update BIOS as suggested in the article you linked to? – chesedo Sep 16 '13 at 6:38

It is possible to install an older kernel version with Ubuntu and then put it on hold to avoid updates. I never tried it myself, but looking at this guide it seems fairly easy. But mind that by going back to an older version of the kernel you are forgoing automatic updates.

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Even if it is not longer supported????? – felipe Sep 15 '13 at 17:03
no, no way to do it, I can not even run "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" – felipe Sep 15 '13 at 19:18
could I do it with a supported distro??????? – felipe Sep 15 '13 at 19:20
It is unlikely for someone to still maintain repos or packages for such an old kernel, so while it is probably feasible to install it, you'll likely end up compiling most programmes you need. – Luís de Sousa Sep 16 '13 at 7:55

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