[Techtalk] hot laptop

Jennifer oneferna at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 02:21:18 UTC 2008

I don't think the swap command did anything, my laptop is still just as hot.

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Jennifer <oneferna at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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!
> Jennifer
> 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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