I have a HP pavilion dv5 1002au laptop. I have tried various ubuntu versions from 10.04 to 12.04, but all of them have one major problem. Playing any video heats up the laptop immesely (90 degrees C) and then the computer hangs/switches off. I have tried various apps like Jupiter etc to set the cpu-governors to the power save mode but that makes the videos very flaky.
My questions are:
1. Is there a known solution to this problem?
2. Is it related to the kernel bug?
3. Will moving to xfce/kubuntu help?
4. Is AMD/HP offering any patch for this?