Aspire 5315

  9 years ago
  Acer (Laptop or Netbook)
  Mint (older version)
  Works fine with some minor problems
What doesn't work:

The fan fails to run on start-up, which causes the laptop to overheat and suddenly shut down.

What was done to make it work:

I noticed that, if I close the lid of my laptop, it goes into suspend-mode. And the fan starts up correctly when I open the lid and continue working, even if the laptop wasn't warm when I initially shut the lid.

So my new Start-Up routine is:
1. Boot up laptop and wait until the desktop is displayed.
2. Close laptop lid and wait approximately 10 seconds until the system goes into "suspend" mode (on my Acer, the light showing that the laptop is switched on changes from steady green to flashing red).
3. Open laptop lid, type password to come out of "suspend". And, hey presto, everything works ok with no overheating issues.

Additional notes:

This problem persisted in the early releases of LMDE, but has now disappeared.
However, I'm currently (March 2012) dual-booting LMDE with Peppermint 2. LMDE does not have the problem, but Peppermint 2 does.