Re: CPU overheats
I've had horrible experience with my Toshiba laptop and Linux. I've tried Ubuntu (4 or 5 different versions), Debian, Fedora, Mandrake, Linux Mint. All of them fail to throttle the CPU fan properly, regardless of whether or not I have proprietary graphics drivers. When you turn the computer on, and the BIOS kicks the fan speed up, whatever speed it gets set at, that's the speed it runs at for the entire session regardless of load. I've tried all sorts of things from trying to manually change fan speed settings in various configuration files to installing firmware for other laptops hoping it was the same motherboard, none of them work. My suggestion, in the future, don't buy Toshiba laptops.
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