[Techtalk] hot laptop

Jennifer oneferna at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 17:17:15 UTC 2008

Thank you all for the suggestions. I have been busy and haven't been able to
try any of them. But I am today. I'll let everyone know what works.

Thanks again!

On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 11:19 PM, Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:

> Jennifer writes:
> > 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
> That sounds worth trying (I didn't know about "swappiness" and will
> be looking into that myself).
> But another thing you can do is install and run powertop. It will
> tell you if you have any processes that are waking up too often or
> using a lot of resources. In some cases it even gives you the
> command to turn them off. It's a great program, well worth running
> if you want to make a system run more efficiently.
>        ...Akkana
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