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by ThePicker
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

I just wanted to say I have installed Mint as primary OS on a Compaq Presario V6000. For the previous three years it has run Windows. In those three years the laptop was hot, one could never use it on their lap, the fan would be on constantly. Now it whispers and even the power supply is cooler... ...
by ThePicker
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

OK, what about that powernow selection, ? http://archpub20.cs.ccu.edu.tw/cgi-bin/dwww?type=runman&location=powernowd/1 The name is somewhat misleading, as any processor supported by the ker- nel cpufreq driver will work, not just processors supporting AMD's Pow- erNow! technology. This daemon works...
by ThePicker
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

Thanks ThePicker, can you also post the output of these commands: sensors ~ $ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +0.0°C (crit = +106.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +68.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) coretemp-isa-0001 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 1: +68...
by ThePicker
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

Ok, so I have a similar issue, about a year ago, my laptop suddenly began overheating, it would actually cause a hard shutdown after a while, and would certainly burn your lap before then if it wasn't on a desk. I still haven't solved this problem (mostly because I don't like hardware troubleshooti...
by ThePicker
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

Hi, you may want to consider this . . To help you determine your cpu & hd temps & fan speeds you can download lm-sensors from Synaptic, then run sudo sensors-detect from the terminal, which will take you through the detection process with a bunch of questions (y/n). reboot. Since I have the kde ver...
by ThePicker
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

I just did another restart, and the fan is on - so, if Mint begins to manage my temperature control intelligently, I'll let you know, but it seemed to run a very long time continously the last time it ran (although it was not running fast at all, maintaining a rather slow, even speed). I did anothe...
by ThePicker
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

Follow up: My laptop fan was not running at all, then there was a session in which it ran endlessly while the laptop case remained cold. I'm testing it for consistency after adding Powernowd, and apparently it may not have changed anything. After half an hour following a shutdown/restart, again the ...
by ThePicker
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

ThePicker thanks for your input It always helps to know the hardware and software involved to appreciate the situation - it helps to establish if it is a bug as you imply (and of course there are bugs - nod doubt about that) or if it is a problem with a specific computer or both I'm writing this fr...
by ThePicker
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

All that typing and still no information provided. :roll: I did not post to ask for help with my specific problem of the moment, but to ask the Mint/Ubuntu community to be more attentive to this known, and chronic issue. Helpful information is, of course, welcome, but I believe the purpose of this ...
by ThePicker
Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

Are you talking about the hard disk overheat problem? That is a well know bug, yes. Basically the hard disk spins too much due to the "agressive" linux and it overheats. But there are a few fixes out there. IF you are talking about the hard disk :roll: Else I've never heard of any other heating lap...
by ThePicker
Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

I want to start out by saying that I love this distro - it works almost perfectly, hassle-free, and with grace on my desktop. But it's unfortunate how laptop issues persist, just like with the Ubuntu kernel it's built on, considering how much more important the secure Linux environment is for lapto...
by ThePicker
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37548

Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

I want to start out by saying that I love this distro - it works almost perfectly, hassle-free, and with grace on my desktop. But it's unfortunate how laptop issues persist, just like with the Ubuntu kernel it's built on, considering how much more important the secure Linux environment is for laptop...
by ThePicker
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Tag editing problem
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Tag editing problem

sDave@sDave ~ $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 81G 3.6G 73G 5% / tmpfs 1.4G 0 1.4G 0% /lib/init/rw varrun 1.4G 312K 1.4G 1% /var/run varlock 1.4G 0 1.4G 0% /var/lock udev 1.4G 200K 1.4G 1% /dev tmpfs 1.4G 84K 1.4G 1% /dev/shm lrm 1.4G 2.2M 1.4G 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-15-...
by ThePicker
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Tag editing problem
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Tag editing problem

I have a lot of mp3 files with tag issues to deal with, which I moved to a pen drive for portability during any spare moments which I may have for taking on this task. That's when I remembered an old Ubuntu problem, and then maybe it's general to Linux, but my tag software doesn't want to open mp3 f...

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