I've been using Mint for the past year and have been experiencing some overheating issues on laptop (netbook is working just fine), which is a Dell Vostro 1310, running Mint 14 xfce: it used to run at really high temps, around 70 for the CPU and 80 for the GPU.
Then I found a very useful tip on the forum here (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=117589): simply editing
dropped the temp to 60 CPU and 70 GPU, which is a great improvement but still, I'd like to make it drop a little more (not sure but 60 on the CPU seems too high to me).GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux"
Moreover, since the output from sensors did not give any info on fans, I installed i8k following this guide (http://askubuntu.com/questions/281478/f ... -installed).
Sudo pwmconfig, though, still gives this output:
Now I've got a tab on the panel that apparently enables to configure the rate at which fans work, ranging from 'conservative', 'ondemand', to 'powersave', but I'm not sure its working and I am not sure I havent messed it up by editing i8k.config as in the guide above./usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed
Any hint would be very much appreciated, thanks!
System: Host: -Vostro1310 Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.2)
Desktop: Xfce 4.10.0 (Gtk 2.24.13) Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: System: Dell product: Vostro1310 version: Null
Mobo: Dell model: 0G930C Bios: Dell version: A13 date: 10/09/2008
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU T5670 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 7181.28
Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA G86 [GeForce 8400M GS] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau Resolution: email@example.com
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV86 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.25
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 6000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:21:70:e8:6e:a8
Card-2: Broadcom BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 06:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:24:2b:7e:47:80
Drives: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (8.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54321 size: 160.0GB temp: 41C
Partition: ID: / size: 19G used: 12G (69%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 69.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 135 Uptime: 24 min Memory: 581.3/2015.8MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4