I recently tried running Fedora 16 on my laptop and had problems with the fan. In particular, the fan would start, run at full power, and never turn off. I spent a few hours online looking for solutions but didn't find any. I then reverted back to Ubuntu and had the problem disappear (after some minor configuration).
I would really like to try different distributions, but I'm afraid that the hardware on my laptop would not be supported. Is there always a fix to these kinds of problems or should I just stick to what works?
I have a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5945.