[Techtalk] hot laptop

Lana Brindley lbrindle at redhat.com
Tue Jun 10 03:09:23 UTC 2008

Jennifer wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron, installed on my laptop and it seems to run
> very hot. It's 2 yr old laptop, a HP pavilion dv2000.
> I don't know where to began figuring out why. But I did go to ubuntuforums
> and found this
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=763450&highlight=hardy+heron+hot+laptop
> sudo sysctl vm.swappiness=0
> What do you think, should I try it? If not, any suggestions? I'm been
> running with diff linux distros on different laptop for years, but I don't
> recall this ever happening before.
> One other thing, I did turn off Compix and checked top, nothing stood out.
> Just firefox and thunderbird chuggin along.
> Thanks!

Quite possibly an HP issue ... my dv2000 has always run hot too.

I ran vista on it for a while (ugh) until I finally got annoyed enough 
at it to blow it away. I'm running Fedora 9 now, but so far, no change.

I will be watching this thread for ideas, though!


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