[Mageia-discuss] Laptop running hot
marc at marcpare.com
Tue Aug 7 10:19:00 CEST 2012
Hi Anne and Max
Le 2012-08-06 07:17, Anne Wilson a écrit :
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> On 06/08/12 11:03, Max Quarterpleen wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Shlomi Fish
>> <shlomif at shlomifish.org<mailto:shlomif at shlomifish.org>> wrote:
>> Hi Max,
>> On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 08:24:34 +0300 Max Quarterpleen
>> <bogusman222 at gmail.com<mailto:bogusman222 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> I finally got around to upgrading my laptop to Mga2, and it's
>>> running very hot. Much hotter than Windows and Mga1. Does
>>> anybody know of any way to help this? This not only makes it
>>> uncomfortable to work, it has a detrimental effect on battery
>> Your message is awfully short of details. What I'd like to know
>> 1. What is your laptop's model and specifications?
>> It is a Toshiba Satellite L745-S4210. Specs from manufacturer's
>> (I paid $100 less than that price last December at Best Buy)
> I have a Toshiba Tecra, and it runs considerably cooler than my old Acer.
>> 2. Which desktop environment are you using?
>> KDE 4.8.2
> So am I.
>> 3. Which applications are you running?
>> As a general rule: Firefox and Konsole. Occasionally Dolphin,
>> Dragon Player, Libre Office, Amarok.... nothing exceptionally
> I would normally have a heavier load than that.
>> 4. Which graphics driver are you using? Is it the proprietary
>> From lshw: *-display description: VGA compatible controller
>> product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
>> Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info:
>> pci at 0000:00:02.0 version: 09 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz
>> capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
>> configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:41
>> memory:c0000000-c03fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff
> description: VGA compatible controller
> product: Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
> vendor: Intel Corporation
> physical id: 2
> bus info: pci at 0000:00:02.0
> version: 12
> width: 64 bits
> clock: 33MHz
> capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
> configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
> resources: irq:41 memory:d0000000-d03fffff
> memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:3058(size=8)
> Looks almost identical
>> $ modinfo video filename:
>> license: GPL description: ACPI Video Driver author: Bruno
>> Ducrot srcversion: 10DC2D8B4D20653B4416E00 alias:
>> acpi*:LNXVIDEO:* depends: intree: Y vermagic:
>> 3.3.6-desktop-2.mga2 SMP mod_unload modversions parm:
>> brightness_switch_enabled:bool parm:
>> allow_duplicates:bool parm:
>> I think that answers the question. Thanks.
> The first thing I'd suggest is going into System Settings> Desktop
> Search and turn off all indexing. If that solves your problem then
> you can either leave it off, or try closing all other software and
> letting the indexing happen overnight or while you are doing something
> elsewhere. The initial indexing does take a lot of resources and many
> people have found that their computers run hot while it is working.
> Usually, once the initial run is complete, it doesn't cause any real
> - --
I just had a laptop returned that I installed Mageia2. It also was
running hot. I turned off indexing and also turned of the 3D effects in
KDE. This seemed to cool it down. I just returned the laptop to its
owner and hope to hear from him later this week. He is running a Dell --
I don't have the model specs here as I was hoping I had found the fix
for the problem. I know the laptop has on onboard intel graphic chip and
that the owner does a lot of YouTube.
BTW ... my own laptop runs fine with indexing on and 3D effects, though
I tend to turn it off by choice.
Marc at MarcPare.com
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