using ubuntu iso on M70 laptop?
ccosse at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 00:05:51 CST 2009
So, just to follow-up, the solution is to put the following lines in
This advice is posted in several different places, but it took another
couple overheats to get around to trying it.
Also, the Dell .iso I originally sought to use caused it's own
overheating meltdown and had a non-gui installation manager, as well.
I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 and still had the overheating problem.
That's when I tried the above advice, which has resulted in a stable
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Charles Cossé <ccosse at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Charles
> Greeting Christian -
>>> Last night I installed the regular 8.04 ubuntu on my Dell M70 and
>>> after about 1 hour is auto-shutdown due to overheating. Will the
>> I doubt that there is a real solution other than cleaning the cooling system.
>> (the dell website has a service manual that shows how to take it apart
>> so that you can get to the cooling stuff)
> No, because this is all taking place on my "spare" harddrive ... which
> I suddenly realized I could play with Ubuntu on last night ... When I
> put my Gentoo HD back in and run accelerated graphics stuff it's fine,
> as it has been for years. It's also got a new video card 1 month ago,
> and I did clean it out at that time. So, no, it's not a cleaning
>> Before you most likely did not have the problem because the driver
>> supported some power saving measurements in the gfx.
> maybe ... not sure
>> Were both fans running all the time in the high mode?
> i think they might have been ... again, not sure ... i was actaully
> just watchin a youtube video and it shut off ... I felt the graphics
> card corner and it was burning hot!
>> You could also check how much power it is buring if you either have a
>> device to measure the power usage on the power line of by checking how
>> much power it sucks from the battery.
>> (cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/* or BAT1 for a D-Bay one)
> Yeah, but this is an Ubuntu problem as eveidenced by the large number
> of posts (with no very good answers) on the subject since 2006-2008.
>> That should be pretty loud... and you can see it by:
>> modprobe i8k
>> apt-get install i8kutils
>> then there are several i8k tools that can show you the fan states and the
>> system temperature, unfortunatelly when i remember correctly (i had a
>> D810, basically the same, but with a slower gfx) it shows only 1
> Well, I'll try a couple tweaks and the new .iso from the dell site
> (top of this thread) and see if I can get it to survive. In fact,
> it's quittin' time (close enough :-) ) and so i go ...
> Thanks for the ideas ... might revive this later this evening ....
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