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Woke from a nap, my water bottle was really hot [ solved ]

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I have always just closed the lid and put my laptop on the sidestand next to my Recliner.
Being of the elder age, naps seem to over power me more often than not nowadays... :)

just a bit ago, I woke up and my bottle of water, which is usually at room temp, was really really warm.
Grabbed a couple of screen shots and 3 of the CPUs are running at 100% :?

wondering why...... :?

Picked it up, and the bottom of the laptop is really hot, so I placed it so all of the vents are not impeded, and it cooled off in about 15 minutes. So maybe I laid it in a way that the foot pads were not touch anything, hanging off the edge of the night stand impeding airflow? :?

I looked at all of the tools available in System Settings, but not one of them shows me what is happening to the Hardware??

That is easy to see if I power off and boot into BIOS, but shouldn't there be a way to monitor the Fan Speed and Internal Temperatures w/o having to power off and go to BIOS?

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I don't understand what has got the CPUs so hot and bothered?
the lid was closed until I opened it up , and the CPUs that are running 100% keep changing.
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So I take it this is still happening now? If yes, go the "processes" tab and sort by CPU activity by clicking on that column.

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I guess you found a new heating pad. I bet that would be nice under the lower back in a recliner. :wink:

Per rene's previous suggestion, the processes tab will be useful identifying a runaway process. In case the run away process is not one of your user process, I would suggest adjusting the view to include all processes. In the top right corner click the button with three horizontal lines and select the All Processes option. If I remember correctly, the My Processes option is the default.
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rene wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:14 pm
So I take it this is still happening now? If yes, go the "processes" tab and sort by CPU activity by clicking on that column.
Okay,
back from packing the truck.... traveling tmw to see my son up in Dayton, Ohio which is a 12 hr trip.

here is Processes and all it shows me is what I did 3 days ago, when I installed TestDisk to see what it does, and backed out of it.


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Going to make it a point to block the laptop up off the night stand with something so air can flow under it....
I am going to assume that somehow, the position was different than before, and all the air vents were blocked?
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If that screen shot is current, it is showing that test disk is actually still running in real time...DAMIEN
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DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:50 pm
If that screen shot is current, it is showing that test disk is actually still running in real time...DAMIEN
then I shall unload it, as that is a Current Snapshot.
I wondered about that.
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Let us know how you make out...DAMIEN

dont forget to reboot.
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DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:59 pm
Let us know how you make out...DAMIEN

dont forget to reboot.
did the 'apt purge testdisk' and it seems to be gone now, after the Reboot.


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Just in case there is any "residue" from test disk left over, run the two terminal command codes below...DAMIEN

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sudo apt autoremove --purge
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dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg --purge
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DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 4:27 pm
Just in case there is any "residue" from test disk left over, run the two terminal command codes below...DAMIEN

Cleanups after Deletions:

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sudo apt autoremove --purge
Clear Miscellaneous Detritus:

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dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg --purge
I am now beginning to think that TestDisk was contributing somewhat to the overheating problem.
This laptop is now about 18 months old, and I have been laying it on that same night stand, in the same manner all of that time.

It had never overheated in the past like it did this time.....
After TestDisk was removed, and the reboot done, I came back to it about 2 hours later and picked it up.
Back to normal temps again.

Thanks for the reminder on cleaning up after the purge.

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john@FX705GM:~$ sudo apt autoremove --purge
[sudo] password for john:  
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
john@FX705GM:~$ dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg --purge
(Reading database ... 279064 files and directories currently installed.)
Purging configuration files for firefox (74.0+linuxmint2+tricia) ...
dpkg: warning: while removing firefox, directory '/usr/lib/firefox/distribution/searchplugins' not empty so not removed
Purging configuration files for thunderbird (1:68.4.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mintsystem (8.4.6) ...
john@FX705GM:~$ 
I noted that it found the left over junk from the Firefox that comes with the Repository, back when the wild scare was going on, I uninstalled it and did a new install direct from Mozilla, so it updates now the same day that Mozilla releases a new version.

I have never installed Thunderbird, and have it blocked in Updates, so it seems that has now been purged also.
I just do NOT like Thunderbird, it is too slow, way too slow....
My Yahoo email account has dozens of Folders for various Email folks, Vendors, a Lawyer who helped me with a vehicle accident ( we won that one )....

the Sync process with Thunderbird is just too slow..... I now do all of my email handling direct with Yahoo and Gmail websites.
much faster, and cleaner.
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Is a 'bottle of water' the new "hip" way of referring to your laptop? :wink:

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MrEen wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Is a 'bottle of water' the new "hip" way of referring to your laptop? :wink:
ha ha ha,

our local water supply comes from a lake, and the taste is absolutely horrible.
we will NOT drink it, nor use it for ice.
We buy packaged ice and bottled water for drinking :lol:

it just so happens, that the exhaust vent for the laptop fan blows out over where I set the water bottle.
that was my 1st alert that things are amiss, when I woke up thirsty and grabbed that bottle ( uh, it feels very warm )
that along with the fact that the fan was running in High Speed Mode, something it has never done before.
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Okay, it is 10 PM local, the laptop has been on the night stand for about 3 hours while I was outside transplanting some trees.
Mimosa trees.... we keep loosing them for some reason, found 3 that want to grow by themselves and moved them to a good spot right over the Septic tank's lateral system... Mimosas love water.

back to the laptop.
I am now totally convinced that the app "TestDisk" was the culprit, the bottom of the laptop is at room temp at in our home...

If I try out Testdisk again, it won't be until after I have read all of the instructions on how to use it, and make it quit after I am through with it. Since I don't have a need for it this month, it will stay off of the laptop.
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Happy that everything worked out OK for you AZg...DAMIEN
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