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Old 11-23-2004, 01:53 PM   #1
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Laptop running very hot

I have Fedora Core installed on my laptop and it is running incredibly hot compared to what it did with Windows...anything I can do to make it cool down a bit. The fan runs constantly--fairly noisy. I don't want to turn off the fan or slow down the fan, the fact that it is on means that the system is just too process can I cancel on startup?

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What make and model is the machine, is FC using
APM or ACPI on it?

Old 11-24-2004, 09:33 PM   #3
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Not Sure

I have a Del lnspiron clue what FC is do I find out?


Old 11-25-2004, 12:29 AM   #4
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The power mgmt is started as a serviice. check

/sbin/chkconfig --list | grep acpi
/sbin/chkconfig --list | grep apm

You can also check in the /proc directory which has all the run time information.
if there is a directory like /proc/acpi, then ACPI is running.
if /proc/apm then APM is working.


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