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Old 07-29-2013, 03:15 AM   #1
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Fedora-17-x86_64-Live-LXDE - Graphics


Hi all,

I recently installed Fedora-17-x86_64-Live-LXDE on my laptop. It runs great, only 252MB ram used after a fresh startup, windows was 1.3 GB!

However, it does run a little hot, much more than when on windows (+20 deg C, so now in the 50-60 range whereas before it was 38-48 range).

I have a suspicion (besides it being summer) that this could be graphics related, I have an Intel i5 with on-board graphics, some driver information:

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[dan@localhost ~]$ glxinfo | grep -i opengl
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Mobile 
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL extensions:
If I changed to the latest normal Mesa drivers (I presume I am using a mobile version), do you think it will help?

And for the grand finale - how do I do this!??!

Thanks in advance for any help or advice!

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Old 07-29-2013, 04:24 AM   #2
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The Ivybridge support is much better in newer kernels. Since Fedora 17 reached its end of life anyways I would recommend to install a newer version and see if that solves your problem.
 
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The Ivybridge support is much better in newer kernels. Since Fedora 17 reached its end of life anyways I would recommend to install a newer version and see if that solves your problem.
Doesn't that mean I would lose my lightweight setup?
 
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Why should it? Just install the LXDE version again.
 
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Why should it? Just install the LXDE version again.
They only currently offer the Fedora 17 version!

http://lxde.org/

What I might do is increase my fan speed for now, there are no BIOS settings on my comp to do this, will lm-sensors suffice? What I want to do is change the thresholds so it will run faster at lower temps...

I also have 'dconf Editor' installed if this will do it...?

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The Fedora site has LXDE versions of Fedora 19: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/lxde/#downloads
 
Old 07-29-2013, 06:46 AM   #7
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The Fedora site has LXDE versions of Fedora 19: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/lxde/#downloads
WOW thanks! I'll make a note of the link. Annoying to set EVERYTHING up again, but it is 2 versions ahead I guess...will report back with what happens (could be in a while though)...

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Old 07-29-2013, 07:38 AM   #8
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And you'll have to do it again in another 6 months. Fedora is a *very* fast moving project!
 
Old 07-29-2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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WOW thanks! I'll make a note of the link. Annoying to set EVERYTHING up again, but it is 2 versions ahead I guess...will report back with what happens (could be in a while though)...
try running preupgrade.
 
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try running preupgrade.
Thanks...apparently since Fedora 18 'preupgrade' has been replaced by 'FedUp'...

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_t...?rd=PreUpgrade

Might give this a go first...
 
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