LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-16-2004, 07:21 AM   #1
Trey2501
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core 1
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Angry Laptop Running Hot While Idle?


I am running Fedora Core 1 on a Compaq 2100 laptop. I have noticed lately that if I let me machine go idle for several hours (such as overnight), it randomly gets SUPER hot and the fan kicks into high gear.

Even under heavy, heavy load, the CPU temp usually never crosses 64/67 degrees Celsiius. (That's compiling something, running X, listening to MP3s, etc.) Last night, for the second night in a row, with nothing running but Xine, I awoke to hear the fan spinning like crazy and a CPU temp of *82* degrees Celsius. Needless to say, this freaked me out.

Any ideas?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
Trey2501
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core 1
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Oh, and I have ACPI installed and I'm running kernel 2.4.22.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 07:07 PM   #3
2Gnu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Southern California
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
Posts: 1,874

Rep: Reputation: 49
Screensavers eat up a lot of CPU and GPU cycles. After the novelty wore off (about two years - "Ooh, hey kids, come look at this one!"), I disabled them and go to a blank screen after 10 minutes of idle. Not sure if that's the issue on yours, but it was on mine.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 08:23 PM   #4
amped
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 Community
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Well I had the exact same problem, but with Mandrake 10.0. I woke up this morning to hear a sound similar to a lawnmower. Then I noticed that it was my precious notebook. The fan was spinning like crazy, and it was hot enough to burn through my desk. I powered off. Also, my fan seems to always be running, just like you said. I'd like an answer on this too.


--Amped
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:00 PM   #5
Trey2501
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core 1
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hmm, OK, I will try disabling the screen saver and see if that works. Amped, did you have a screen saver active?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:12 PM   #6
amped
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 Community
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Negative, I always just use a blank screen.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 06:34 AM   #7
Alf829
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Fedora Core 2 & 5
Posts: 110

Rep: Reputation: 15
Well, I've also got this problem except that the fan doesn't come on and the system gets to a sluggish state where you can't even use it. This is happening without a screen saver being on, nor am I using the laptop to run any task except X server with KDE.

I'm running Fedora Core 2 on a Toshiba TE2300 with kernel 2.6.3-2.1.253 and ACPI should be enabled, but I'm not so sure it's correctly configured yet. Btw, this only happens when I'm running it on battery mode, plugged-in mode is fine.

Cheers,
Alf829
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why does my machine run so hot when idle? cisengineer Linux - Hardware 3 06-03-2005 10:24 AM
laptop gets hot adeeltalib Linux - Hardware 1 02-13-2005 02:35 AM
Laptop running very hot djljjm Linux - Newbie 3 11-24-2004 11:29 PM
laptop becoming hot nitronic Fedora 2 12-16-2003 06:48 AM
Laptop getting hot swirven Linux - Newbie 9 11-17-2003 12:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration