Low battery life and very hot Laptop with Ubuntu 10.10
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is your laptop equipped with an ATI Mobility Radeon card? Which driver are you using?
I had some issue with the opensource drivers making my video card being used to full capacity even when no applications or compositing was running. After switching to fglrx this was solved for me, because unfortunately my chipset is not that good supported by the free drivers.
I'm no longer familiar with the current ubuntu versions, but back in time there was a nice GUI plugin, which could handle the installation and activation of proprietary drivers.
I guess that you are by default using either the ati or radeon driver.
Installing fglrx seems to be extensive with 10.10 at the moment or at least not as user-friendly as you'd expect it from ubuntu. I just found this guide after quick googling: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide
But maybe some ubuntu experts can help you out better than I can do.
You can't make that kind of conclusion about choosing a linux distribution from an general problem of this kind. In addition, if you have an HAB model, it is listed as having an Intel GMA 950 graphics chip, using a different graphics module.
Last edited by thorkelljarl; 02-23-2011 at 06:58 AM.