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Old 07-14-2004, 11:10 PM   #1
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Post Linux, Laptop, Acpi, Hot - Any Damage ?


I recently installed Red Hat Linux 9 on my Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop. Whenever I boot into Linux, the laptop gets very hot. I believe that this is due to the fact that the laptop is ACPI whereas RH9 is APM. Can this cause any damage to my laptop components ?

Old 07-15-2004, 01:40 AM   #2
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Throw some ice on it, stat.

The computer itself gets hot? As in physically? (!)


Thats not good at all. Yes, it can cause damage. I would strongly recommend you try and find out whats causing the heat-up, hard-disks, memory chips, and CPUs do not like heat, not at all.
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mine does too, but i have fedora core 2...but even when i had windblows on it, it did too, but mine isnt the WHOLE computer its the bottom...just one gets hot but nothing to worry about, its a laptop man wut do u expect...exspecially this dell shittt this 8500 is poweerrrfulll! let me kno what exactly is heatin up bro.
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Yes it will heat up without ACPI, recompiling the kernel enabling ACPI may help (might as well upgrade to 2.6 while you're at it).


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