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    Unhappy hardy turns laptop into clicking space heater

    Hardy was really abusive on the hard drive and the processor fan never turned off. the laptop became EXTREMELY HOT. I was not running any processes (this starts right after boot), this thing is pretty much brand new and I clean it regularly, so save the bottom-level-tech-support suggestions, please. I was excited to upgrade to Hardy and ended up having to format and go back to Gutsy. My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6000.

    I guess what I'd like to know is do the devs know about this problem, and are they working on it?

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    Re: hardy turns laptop into clicking space heater

    Have you filed a bug at launchpad? Devs don't frequent the forums much.
    Good site to search for guides & how-tos.

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    Re: hardy turns laptop into clicking space heater

    I have the same laptop dv6000 running on Hardy amd 64 and 2 gigs ram running compiz and all high setting and it does not get that hot .

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    Re: hardy turns laptop into clicking space heater

    A simple solution is to buy an usb keyboard.
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    Re: hardy turns laptop into clicking space heater

    Quote Originally Posted by limasierra View Post
    A simple solution is to buy an usb keyboard.
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    Re: hardy turns laptop into clicking space heater

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawa View Post
    Hardy was really abusive on the hard drive and the processor fan never turned off. the laptop became EXTREMELY HOT. I was not running any processes (this starts right after boot), this thing is pretty much brand new and I clean it regularly, so save the bottom-level-tech-support suggestions, please. I was excited to upgrade to Hardy and ended up having to format and go back to Gutsy. My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6000.

    I guess what I'd like to know is do the devs know about this problem, and are they working on it?

    There is a bug in the BIOS in a majority of DV6000 and DV9000 series of HP's that cause the machines to run very, very hot (in some cases even casing melts/deforms). There is a BIOS update avalible to fix this particular issue (if you already haven't). I would advise you to first install that one. Thereafter, if the heat issue remain, we can diagnose any linux issues that might be present.
    Sony VAIO SZ4 - Limited edition

    MS DOS since 5.0, Windows since 3.11, Linux since kernel 2.6, OS-X since 10.4,
    and, last but not least, MS Minesweeper since 1.0

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    Re: hardy turns laptop into clicking space heater

    ok!! how bios update can be done after formatting the system and having only kubuntu... bios version f27...

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    Re: hardy turns laptop into clicking space heater

    Hy...instead a bios update ...first : you have enable Cpu-scalling?
    i have also a Pavilion dv60** and with cpufreq i have hdd45 cpu46(temperature) idle on ondemand (600mz..1200...1800mz)
    so is no hot it all

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    Unhappy Re: hardy turns laptop into clicking space heater

    HP does have a bios upgrade for your model on their site. The catch? You need to have windows to run the upgrade. I tried it in WINE and it didn't work. So... I recommend a small windows partition to fix HP laptops.

    I have a recovery disk on order... so I can re-install windows... then reinstall UBUNTU.

    Do you guys have a slow boot when only the battery supplies power? I think that may be part of the same issue.

    Lesson? Do not buy HP.

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    Re: hardy turns laptop into clicking space heater

    Well i run both a hp zd7000 and a dv9000 with ubuntu jaunty on them with no heating issues at all. I love my hp's and would recommend them to anyone.

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