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    Re: hp pavilion dv6 laptop overheating. tried various solutions.

    I am really so frustrated. I have been at this for the last 2 days and there seems to be no answer. The best I got is a suggestion that HP laptops are the problem. The laptop has worked before. Surely there must be someone out there that knows how to fix this. I am starting to see why people are going for other distros or moving back to windows. I love ubuntu, and have tried to promote it to everyone I know. Recently installed it for a friend who is now convinced that it is the solution to his windoze problems. I am starting to loose faith here people. Help me out..... Please.... Community... UBUNTU....

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    Re: hp pavilion dv6 laptop overheating. tried various solutions.

    The sad case of me answering myself again! Oh well, I am an only child. sic!

    Help came from various forums.
    1. The following page has a section about installing the Intel driver. Added the repository and updated software.
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/14160...ics-mode-error
    Following this I could get in to the welcome login loop. i.e. I login and and I login and I login and I login.... OK, I did not really login 4 times in a row, but it would have kept on asking me to login and returns to the login screen. I much prefer this to the "blah ... low graphics mode ... blah" screen which just stares at me.
    2. UbuntuNooBkjp gave some advice for the "loopy the loop" screen above.
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/14613...login-as-guest
    Code:
    sudo mv .Xauthority .XauthorityBak
    does the trick together with a reboot.
    I can now login and have a working desktop. CPU temp is back to 63 degrees. How am I ever gonna sort this out?!
    Last edited by malapradej; March 8th, 2013 at 10:44 AM.

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    Re: hp pavilion dv6 laptop overheating. tried various solutions.

    At long last overheating has been curbed and can make a choice between gpu's to use. I followed the advice on these sites:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics
    http://asusm51ta-with-linux.blogspot.co.uk/
    Basically remove fglrx/proprietary drivers completely, then install open-source radeon drivers and intel driver through ppa, then get vgaswitcheroo to work including the script in the last page.

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    Re: hp pavilion dv6 laptop overheating. tried various solutions.

    I wanted to write up my fix after solving my DV6 overheating issue. I hope it helps someone out, coz it gave me hell for the last 6 months.- super noisy fan, quickly overheating, too hot to rest on my lap, and finally my first "thermal-shutdown".
    After searching the web and trying to find software issues, I was still convinced that it was a physical blockage in the cooling system.
    I decided to get in there and dig around. I watched this video
    http://youtu.be/M7CEtfJtu_Y
    then pulled it apart.

    i blew air through the fan/fins, dusted it out and put it together to no avail.
    Still unconvinced, I stripped it down again and I found that the "radiator-like" fins were almost completely blocked where the fan blows out- against it.
    I used a long, thin needle to poke right-through the fins and into the fan area which broke away a lot of really-fine, compacted dust in the fan-blade area. after some thorough, blowing, brushing and poking, I clipped it all back together.

    Finally, she runs whisper quiet again!! There's actually cool air flowing freely in and out of the vents. now the CPU, and hole laptop-structure runs so much cooler.

    Hope this helps you and many others.

    Cheers

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