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Old 23rd September 2009, 09:24 PM
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High temperatures on laptop


I was thinking to come back to Linux after a few years break. To become accustomed with Linux again I installed fedora alpha on a Thinkpad T60p.
The biggest issue I have right now is the high temperatures I feel under my hands. Using Gnome and running konqueror (firefox doesn't start anymore after updating the system a few days ago), konsole and pidgin.
Running the "Hardware Sensors Monitor" I see temperatures above 60C, the highest being at GPU 73C.
I made the mistake of installing Adobe Flash and watching an online stream, then I could smell something burned and I had to power off the laptop.
Usually the left metal part under display (where the CPU is) is extremely hot. I don't remember having similar issues when I used Windows.

Any ideas on what to do to lower the temperatures?
Old 23rd September 2009, 10:17 PM
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Hi user,

check if irqbalance/acpid/cpuspeed service are running.
Old 23rd September 2009, 11:12 PM
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I have same issue...
irqbalance runlevels 345
acpid enabled and running
cpuspeed runlevels 12345

flash resets firefox gnash is ok
when screen starts to blank out during an update, update takes a dirtnap
Old 24th September 2009, 07:13 AM
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acpid 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
cpuspeed 0:off 1:on 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
irqbalance 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off

When I update the system the temperatures goes above 70C.
Old 24th September 2009, 07:57 AM
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Fedora Alpha seems a strange choice if you just want to reacquaint yourself with Linux. It is an Alpha and so problems are part of the experience. As you discovered with FF. Your problem may be a Rawhide issue or a more general Linux compatibility problem.

Maybe F11 or F10 which are (more) stable would have been a better choice.
Old 24th September 2009, 09:25 AM
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When I decided to install Alpha I wanted to contribute in a way to Fedora. Unfortunately I don't have too much free time available to do more tests and report the issues found.
Even if it's the hard way I think it's best way to remember things and see what is changed.
Apparently I'm not the only one having this "hot" issue.

The FF doesn't start because of SELinux. For a alpha release is running well, at least this is my impression so far if I'm not taking in consideration the high temperatures.

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