Re: Inoltra: hot pc with low usage
Also sprach roberto <email@example.com> (Fri, 12 Aug 2005 13:42:30
> Hi all, i use a laptop with sarge 3.1 and kernel 2.6.8, but even if i
> do not use any application, just the system running by itself, then
> after 15 minutes, more or less, the fan starts to run very fast and
> the pc grows very hot.
you should consider using some speed-throttling SW like cpudyn /
powernowd. They temporary throttle down the cpuspeed. See earlier
postings on this list.
> 1. how to check the temp of the processor?
If you have a acpi-enabled laptop you'll find this information in
$ apt-cache search cpu dyn
In this case "$ acpi -V" will also give you that information.
If no acpi is available lm-sensors may give you this functionality.
$ apt-cache show sensord
In 2.6 kernels those lm-sensors modules are already compiled in. You
still have to compile/install them for 2.4 kernels.
> 2. how to understand what's going no?
some powermanagement functions seem to not be enabled on your lappi.
even the cpu goes into a kind of sleep-loop if nothing is do be done,
there are much more efficient ways: throtteling down the FSB. Have a
look at the above mentioned tools.
Sometimes putting more RAM/other peripherie into the laptop disturbes
the airflow inside or these simple get hotter and so causes overheating.
> thank you