May 28, 2014 - rob

Running linux on a laptop and dealing with heat problems

I have a laptop at home that runs hot to begin with, but when it runs Linux, it overheats and shuts down.  My other laptop does not get as hot, but gets really close.  To combat this issue, I did the following:

 

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
sudo tlp start

There isn’t anything to configure on tlp, it will control the heat generated from the processor.

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