Ubuntu :: System Constantly Overheat / Why Is So - Fix It?
Apr 6, 2010
I have installed Ubuntu from scratch several times since this problem started in Ubuntu 9*. It happens over and over again, and nothing seems to help.
My grasphic card is Nvidia 8500 GT. No matter what I try, to use no hardware drivers or use the recommended driver for Ubuntu my system shuts down without warning. I have used Ubuntu since 2004 and this is the worst bug I have ever experienced!
Is there a way to get rid of this thermal awareness program? Everything functioned fine until this stupid heat problem occurred. I want to turn it off but not to leave Ubuntu.
Lasdt night I was busy installing WinXP when my computer suddenly turned off, and Ubuntu could not be started again. Only show a screen with black and white parts and no desktop. Thats why I had to install Ubuntu again, and it turned off today while I use Firefox. Its the worst bug I have ever experienced.
Good day, installed ubuntu 10.04 64bit yesterday on my laptop just to test everything before the release at the end of the month. However I took a look at my System Monitor and my second CPU(2) is constantly running at 100%, however theirs no apparent processes to cause this.
I'll try to give out as much details as possible but this issue is very troubling. I used to work with maverick until the final natty xubuntu went online the other day.
So I'm now working with Xubuntu 11.04 amd64 Since i started working with it im experiencing on my PC a serious overheat causing the computer to shut itself down and to my LED screen on the mother board to report more then 100C degrees of the cpu... this never happened before, and after some testing i found out that i only happens in full screen opengl game (Enemy territory- shuts itself after 6 minutes) and full screen flash movie playing (such as mega video- shuts itselfs after 10-15 minutes). I don't use stock cooling im using a arctic freezer 64 pro. and i clean my computer and put new thermal grease every couple of months (i also did it again after the problem started).
now for the specs: I'll just add that the only other thing changed is the fglrx drivers which i now use the 11.4 catalyst.
Code: Summary Computer Processor2x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ Memory4057MB (1662MB used) Operating SystemUbuntu 11.04 User Nameroy (roy) Date/TimeThu 05 May 2011 12:19:00 AM IDT Display Resolution1680x1050 pixels OpenGL RendererATI Radeon HD 3850 X11 VendorThe X.Org Foundation Multimedia Audio AdapterHDA-Intel - HDA ATI SB Audio AdapterHDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI
After I upgraded to 10.04 using the prompt for an upgrade. Ubuntu failed to boot. PC starts but during boot hangs after ubuntu symbol and screen goes black and PC overheats. Same problem when booting off CD. I removed HDD and rigged it up as a USB) but can't read the the disk in windows. The PC works fine using old windows HD. What do I do?
I installed on this laptop two OS : Windows XP SP3 with drivers for M11 from Toshiba download site Fedora 14 64 bits I have no problem running Windows but sometimes when I run Fedora I hear fan starting to run at full speed then computer hangs. When this occurs, I must power off it using switch then reboot and I lost my work. I try to run Memtest86 during a full night and I did not get any error or hang.
Is there somebody who already installed Fedora 14 on Toshiba Tecra M11? kernel is 22.214.171.124-74.fc14.x86_64 and my graphic card worked fine with hardware acceleration out of the box.
I've managed to install the 32bit version on my laptop with little issue, and I'm really liking the Unity interface. There's a few issues around customisation and minor usability quirks, but from my experience with things like KDE4, I'm guessing it's only time. Anyway, I've been having major problems getting the 64bit version running with my Desktop. I have 8Gb of RAM in that, so it's not really an option to use the 32bit version. The Installer crashes constantly, but I was able to upgrade from 10.10 using update manager, but unfortunately Natty is no more stable than it's installer.
While logging in, or shortly after, the machine will crash to a text console displaying a Kernel Panic message. There's also messages indicating a problem with the CPU MCE. I've tried setting various kernel parameters at boot, such as nomce and nomodeset, these have extended the time the machine is up before crashing out, and removed the Kernel panic message, but not the crashes. I'm guessing the MCE messages were unrelated or a symptom in this case.I've done a huge amount of searching, and found no suggestions that I haven't already tried. Running Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit the system is rock solid.
I think I have found the problem to my Ubuntu laptop locking up, and it is most likely overheating. Is there any way to keep the CPU fan spinning at 100% constantly? I tried setting it up in the BIOS but it is an old laptop and I can't control it from there.
my computer sounds as if I have been playing crysis warhead for like 5 hours, because every fan in my computer is running including the graphics card. They are not just running normal either they are running at the max.
it gets the hdd very warm and keeps the fan on constantly as well generally heating the whole system . was so bad i ended up having to go back to windows anything i can do to get the hdd to go in standy by when in active like windows ???? cause i hate windows and love ubuntu but i dont wanna burn up my machine to keep ubuntu
I'm running Ultimate Edition 2.0 64bit. When I'm running Firefox and I'm not doing anything on it it starts to use the disk intensively. I checked on terminal using the top command and it IS Firefox using up to 85-90% of the resources. Anyone know what the problem is here? Can it be hacked? I already uninstalled and installed back again and it still doing it.
I am running 10.04 beta right now, on a hp a6740in , I have wireless usb adapter WG111v3 with me for connecting to my home network , It works perfect in windows but i am trying to get working it with Ubuntu since the past year. In 10.04 beta , It MAY connects for sometime and then drops out,trying to connect again and again, asking me to review the password each time.
I have also filed a bug about the same some 6-7 months month ago, but the ubuntu community seems busy with many other things. So i decided finally posting on the forum again , hoping to get a working solution this time(previous was when jaunty launched) This is the only thing that keeps me away from using ubuntu for my general day work, I have already searched through ubuntu forums but always end up with ndiswrapper thing which doesnt works.
Everything was fine for the first 6 months. Now in the past couple weeks, my disk drive is running nearly constantly. I can hear it rattling away in the background no matter what I am doing. Typically, I just have Firefox open, and that disk drive is sounding like it's writing the whole thing over and over.
I've opened the system monitor and looked for something obvious, but everything says, "sleeping". The computer seems to operate fine - no crashes, no odd behavior. What's this thing doing?
My disks are constantly being remounted as read only. Even after I manually mount them and explicitly specify the rw option, after a while I find they have become read only. Needless to say, working like that is impossible. Fortunately the root partition is not affected, but every other partition is.
We've had a very big problem with our computer chrashing for a while, and I'm not sure if it's Linux Ubuntu that's the problem or not be we'd like some feedback from the experts of this forum. I hope I'm posting this in the right place. So, a while back we had Windows XP on our machine, and it had been running well (as well as XP is capable anyway, ), but for some reason it wouldn't boot XP properly and would only allow us to open it in Safe Mode.
We opened up the computer to take the memory chips out and back in, just in case that would help, and the inside was terribly dusty. Also, we have a loose heatsink, and the chip underneath is filled with dust. Not sure what the chip is I'll try to get some picture of it pretty soon. Anyway, the inside of the machine obviously wasn't too good.
So, we installed Linux Ubuntu LTS 10.04 on it from a CD to try to fix the booting problem, and this worked -- but now, our computer crashes constantly after turning on. It crashes whatever we're doing -- we can do something light, like Google Chrome, or something heavy, like video editing, and have it crash on us. So it doesn't seem to be a problem with the programs or anything -- I'm guessing it's either an issue with the computer itself or an error with the operating system. Sometimes we're lucky and can be on the computer for half-hour to and hour and a half, but it's still really bothersome, and will get in the way of any projects that require saving or recording. I'd guess it crashes around 10-20 times a day.
I included a video of it crashing and what it does just in case that could be of any help. Link: [URL]... The screen goes blank for a moment -- shows oddly colored, fragmented bars in the center of the screen (sometimes red, sometimes silver), shows this text:
Code: * Speech-dispatcher configured for user sessions * Starting the Winbind daemo winbind [ OK * Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd [ OK * PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions
Why is ubuntuone constantly uploading something at a rate of 10Kbps? I am not even logged into it.I have deleted it completely just to stop the constant 10Kbps uploading, but still, I am interested to know what was being transmitted.
I have been running Ubuntu for 2 years and have not had a problem like this. Randomly one day my wireless dropped out. I can see other networks on my laptop, but they are all locked so i cant test and see if i can connect to them so i went to my friends house and was connect fine for over an hour.
Also my PS3 and my windows box connect to my router and internet just fine.
I then assumed that this was a hardware issue then with my wireless card on my laptop. So i called up lenovo and they sent me a new wireless card. I installed it and still had the same problem.
I'm using an Acer Aspire One d250 running Netubuntu 10.04. The wireless connection to my router fails at random intervals and spends most of it's time trying to reconnect. It will occasionally ask me to input the password to the network, which is already entered in the dialog box, and clicking "connect" doesn't seem to make any difference. Also, when it is disconnected from the network, none of the other computers in the house, wired or wireless, are having any problems. If there is any more information I could provide,
Today Firefox is freezing and the HDD is running constantly. I ran into this problem about a year ago on an earlier version of Ubuntu and was able to solve the problem but can't remember what the solution was
I had to witch my wireless drivers in my computer in order to get a wireless connection for ubuntu, and now i cant get it for windows xp, is there any way i can fix this without constantly changing my drivers?
All of my windows disappear for about a second, leaving only the desktop wallpaper showing, then reappear. I've noticed it mostly when navigating pages or clicking on bookmark folders (on the 'new tab' page) in Chromium. I tried switching the session from "Ubuntu" to "Ubuntu Classic," but that didn't really work either; the problem still persists.
Other times I've had it happen is clicking on Unity's panel (the volume, time/date, etc.). I've no way to access an application's menu now; clicking 'tools' in Banshee also starts the problem.
When I run Ubuntu liveCD (Lucid), even when no programs are running and cpu is 98% idle, the CD Rom continues spinning constantly, even though it apparently isn't accessing any files. At this rate, the motor will burn out prematurely.I don't think this is normal. How can I troubleshoot this and keep it from running?
I'm using Debian 6.0 on an Optiplex 960. My system constantly freezes. When I move the mouse (or press a key on the keyboard), my system resumes execution for approximately 2 seconds, and then freezes again. This problem is not restricted to Debian,'ve ncountered similar problems with other linux distributions on my hardware. I was wondering if anyone else had encountered this problem before, or had any ideas about how imight be resolved. I'm copying my hardware information below.CPU INFORMATION
processor: 0 vendor_id: GenuineIntel cpu family: 6
I am running a minimal debian "Squeeze" system with xfce and recently noticed a marked slowdown in my samsung nc10 netbook performance; with all other applications closed htop revealed the following process eating up cpu which explains the slowdown. Previously cpu idled at about 10%. The user is root unlike all the other processes:user:rootpu:70% command:/usr/bin/x :0 -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7