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Is it normal for a computer to get hotter running linux vs. windows? I have a new laptop (inexpensive one) and everything runs beautiful with Red Hat and Mandrake except for the fact this baby gets HOT. The fan stays on constantly and it gets a whole lot hotter that when I run windows on it. Just curious if it is my puter or if that is normal.Thanks.
Its typical of Laptops to run very hot in linux due to the lessening of the powermanagement features. Also, some latops won't run their fans unless acpi is on, or you actually tell it to run the fan...
Is it possible to install ACPI features to help keep the laptop heat down? I mean, I'd love to work in Slack9.1 as my native working environment, but if I have to worry about the computer possibly overheating I'm going to have to switch back to Windows, and I definitely don't want to do that!
I first had a superhot laptop ... burning hot ... installed ACPI ... cold laptop
it seems my laptop needs acpi to stay cool, don't ask me why (the fan always runs when I disable acpi ... ) and apart from that, apm won't work here
Which distro are you running? Slack 9.1 has a bareacpi.i kernel image that I've installed, but the laptop gets hot and the fan always runs, just as you've described. Does anyone know if I can get ACPI running with this kernel? Or am I going to have to compile a kernel with a patch from acpi.sf.net?
Perhaps, are there any configuration files I need to edit to ensure that acpid works properly? I've been searching through a lot of forums here but haven't found what I'm looking for, so any help would be much appreciated.