[ubuntu-uk] Distro hopping / Laptop running hot

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sat Jan 8 23:56:57 UTC 2011

On 08/01/11 21:22, Steve Fisher wrote:
> My laptop is running hot so I have spent the last couple of weeks
> distro-hopping on my new Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop to have a look at
> the competition:
> Mandriva - I am a refugee from Mandriva, looking bad over on the forums,
> hardly any one there!  Worked well, hardware recognised (and I know what
> I am doing!)
> Fedora - didn't like it, could fry an egg on my trackpad!


I find that my laptop occasionally runs hot, I tend to throttle it down 
to 1GHz but I do find that Flash (and Thunderbird) tend to hammer the 
CPU even when idle.

Maybe that doesn't help.

I also recently replaced my hard drive (I have an Aspire 2920 12" 
notebook) so I could get to the CPU fan when I had the bottom cover of 
the laptop off, I blew the fan and lots of fluff came flying out.  The 
funny thing is it wasn't that long ago since I cleaned it before.  Guess 
these things just attract dust and fluff.

Oh and you must have a big trackpad, best I could manage is a blob of 
egg white on my trackpad.


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