Re: Ubuntu and laptop temperature
You won't fry anything. There are hardware temperature sensors that turn off the computer straight away if it gets too hot. Linux itself has code that will safely shut down the computer if things get toward the dangerous point. An extra 8% of temperature (I hate this entirely unhelpful measurement) doesn't sound like too much of a difference.
Originally Posted by Scozzar
You'd have to remember that, the way you are measuring it, you're running the computer for a while and then rebooting it and measuring the temperature. Essentially, you're giving it time to heat up, then putting the computer through one of the most stressful things you can do to a computer (booting), then measuring the temperature. This may be elevating the temperature and throwing off your perception of Ubuntu's running temperature.
If you install the 'lm-sensors' package on Ubuntu, then run the 'sudo sensors-detect' command, then run the 'sensors' command you will be able to read the temperatures that have been observed by the computer's built-in temperature sensors.
During the 'sensors-detect' phase, just answer 'y' to everything.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.