LinuxMint in VMware -> Overheating

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LinuxMint in VMware -> Overheating

Postby ibanayes on Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:03 am

Hi,

First of all, I have to say that I am new to Linux . I am using Linux Mint + Cinnamom and I love it, but I have an important problem.

My laptop has Windows 7 installed, so I run Linux Mint in a VMware virtual machine. But when I am in LinuxMint, the laptop gets very overheated, and I am afraid of damaging the hardware. So, some questions come here:
How can I know the temperature of the HW components? Any application for this?
And of course, how could I avoid this overheating?
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Re: LinuxMint in VMware -> Overheating

Postby Hammer459 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:26 am

Why don't you dual boot?
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Re: LinuxMint in VMware -> Overheating

Postby sujitnag on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:26 am

use mint4win to install linux mint as dual mode os with win7.
it is very easy as installing other s/w on win os.
Note: read mint4win installation process.
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Re: LinuxMint in VMware -> Overheating

Postby ibanayes on Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:25 am

Dual boot is not an option, because the laptop belongs to the company I work for and I am not allowed to do that.

By the way, I noticed that the problem comes from Cinnamom. The Cinnamom process takes 100% of the resources of the CPU, and that´s the problem. If I run Mint with GNOME there is no overheating.

I do not like GNOME very much, I would like to run Cinnamom. Any clue of how to solve this issue?
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