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alfa_80
May 31st, 2010, 07:42 PM
Hi all,

I'm on ubuntu 10.04 via HP laptop. Its processor is Core 2 Duo T8100 @2.10GHz with 3GiB of Ram..With 9.10 previously, i didn't have this sort of problem but now, it's really bad. Even when i watch "youtube", the temperature will tremendously increase up to 100++ deg celcius.

Is there any remedy?? And I do not want to downgrade to 9.10 though.

Thanks in advance..

-alfa-

nhasian
May 31st, 2010, 08:38 PM
my HP laptop has an Intel Core2Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz and I am not experiencing that problem. my CPU is idling at 50C right now even with an nvidia8600 GPU.

100C is not good you will probably start to smell plastic at that temperature. Can you verify that your fans are not clogged up with dust and spinning properly? also if your cpu spikes you can see what process is taking up all your resources with the terminal command:


top

unfortunately flash does eat up a lot of CPU cycles in linux as it is not optimized as well as in windows (thats totally adobe's fault btw)
you can get newer flash plugins for firefox for either ubuntu 32bit or 64bit.

first make sure to remove any flash plugins you have installed. then install one of the following:

Adobe Flash 10.1 Release Candidate 6 32-bit (http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_1_rc6_linux_052510.tar.gz) (released May 25th)

Adobe Flash 10.0 64bit (http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.45.2.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz) (released Feb 11th)

after you extract the file it should be copied to:

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

that should help your flash performance

philinux
May 31st, 2010, 08:49 PM
Also see the General Help sticky, last post I think.

alfa_80
May 31st, 2010, 09:42 PM
my HP laptop has an Intel Core2Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz and I am not experiencing that problem. my CPU is idling at 50C right now even with an nvidia8600 GPU.

100C is not good you will probably start to smell plastic at that temperature. Can you verify that your fans are not clogged up with dust and spinning properly? also if your cpu spikes you can see what process is taking up all your resources with the terminal command:


topunfortunately flash does eat up a lot of CPU cycles in linux as it is not optimized as well as in windows (thats totally adobe's fault btw)
you can get newer flash plugins for firefox for either ubuntu 32bit or 64bit.

first make sure to remove any flash plugins you have installed. then install one of the following:

Adobe Flash 10.1 Release Candidate 6 32-bit (http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_1_rc6_linux_052510.tar.gz) (released May 25th)

Adobe Flash 10.0 64bit (http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.45.2.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz) (released Feb 11th)

after you extract the file it should be copied to:

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

that should help your flash performance

I've tried to substitute with the new version of adobe flash as you suggested, but unfortunately, it's not yet successful.

I guess it might be the newer version of NVIDIA (nvidia-current) is the culprit. Does it make sense?? Are you using nvidia-current as well?

nhasian
May 31st, 2010, 09:51 PM
yes i've tried both the native nvidia driver in linux, but i had to switch to the nvidia-current for my Boxee software. they both worked fine for me. There's even newer nvidia drivers in the PPA but i haven't tried that one yet.

can you verify that you have installed the adobe flash correctly in your browser by typing:


about:plugins

alfa_80
May 31st, 2010, 10:07 PM
yes i've tried both the native nvidia driver in linux, but i had to switch to the nvidia-current for my Boxee software. they both worked fine for me. There's even newer nvidia drivers in the PPA but i haven't tried that one yet.

can you verify that you have installed the adobe flash correctly in your browser by typing:


about:plugins

Below, i just copied and pasted the output after query:


Installed plugins
Find more information about browser plugins at mozilla.org.
Help for installing plugins is available from plugindoc.mozdev.org.
Xine Plugin

File: xineplugin.so
Version:
Xine Plugin version 1.0.2, (c) The Xine Project.
Windows Media Player / RealPlayer / QuickTime compatible.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
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application/x-annodex Annodex media anx Yes
audio/annodex Annodex audio axa Yes
audio/x-annodex Annodex audio axa Yes
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video/x-annodex Annodex video axv Yes
audio/x-pn-realaudio Real Media file ra, rm, ram Yes
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin Real Media plugin file rpm Yes
audio/x-real-audio Real Media file ra, rm, ram Yes
application/vnd.rn-realmedia Real Media file ra, rm, ram Yes
video/x-flic Autodesk FLIC files fli,flc Yes
audio/x-8svx IFF-8SVX Audio 8svx Yes
audio/8svx IFF-8SVX Audio 8svx Yes
audio/x-16sv IFF-16SV Audio 16sv Yes
audio/168sv IFF-16SV Audio 16sv Yes
image/x-ilbm IFF-ILBM Picture ilbm Yes
image/ilbm IFF-ILBM Picture ilbm Yes
video/x-anim IFF-ANIM Video anim Yes
video/anim IFF-ANIM Video anim Yes
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application/x-ogg Ogg Stream ogx Yes
application/x-ogm Ogg Stream ogx Yes
application/x-ogm-audio Ogg Audio oga Yes
application/x-ogm-video Ogg Video ogv Yes
audio/ogg Ogg Audio oga Yes
audio/x-ogg Ogg Audio oga Yes
video/ogg Ogg Video ogv Yes
video/x-ogg Ogg Video ogv Yes
video/quicktime Quicktime animation mov,qt Yes
video/x-quicktime Quicktime animation mov,qt Yes
audio/x-m4a MPEG-4 audio m4a,m4b Yes
application/x-quicktimeplayer Quicktime list qtl Yes
video/mp4 MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4 Yes
audio/mp4 MPEG-4 audio mp4,mpg4 Yes
video/msvideo AVI video avi Yes
video/x-msvideo AVI video avi Yes
audio/x-aiff AIFF audio aif, aiff Yes
audio/aiff AIFF audio aif, aiff Yes
audio/x-pn-aiff AIFF audio aif, aiff Yes
audio/x-flac FLAC Audio flac Yes
audio/flac FLAC Audio flac Yes
audio/x-realaudio RealAudio File ra Yes
audio/basic ULAW snd,au Yes
audio/x-basic ULAW snd,au Yes
audio/x-pn-au ULAW snd,au Yes
audio/x-mod SoundTracker/NoiseTracker/ProTracker Module mod Yes
audio/mod SoundTracker/NoiseTracker/ProTracker Module mod Yes
audio/it ImpulseTracker Module it Yes
audio/x-it ImpulseTracker Module it Yes
audio/x-stm ScreamTracker 2 Module stm Yes
audio/x-s3m ScreamTracker 3 Module s3m Yes
audio/s3m ScreamTracker 3 Module s3m Yes
application/playerpro 669 Tracker Module 669 Yes
application/adrift ADRIFT Module File amf Yes
audio/med Amiga MED/OctaMED Tracker Module Sound File med Yes
audio/x-amf ADRIFT Module File amf Yes
audio/x-xm FastTracker II Audio xm Yes
audio/xm FastTracker II Audio xm Yes
video/mkv matroska mkv Yes
video/x-matroska matroska mkv Yes
video/x-flv Flash video flv Yes
video/flv Flash video flv Yes
application/x-flash-video Flash video flv Yes
image/png PNG image png Yes
image/x-png PNG image png Yes
video/mng MNG animation mng Yes
video/x-mng MNG animation mng Yes
video/x-ms-asf ASF stream asf Yes
video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media Video wmv Yes
audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media Audio wma Yes
application/vnd.ms-asf ASF stream asf Yes
application/x-mplayer2 mplayer2 asf,asx,asp Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin mms animation asf,asx,asp Yes
video/x-ms-wvx wmv metafile wvx Yes
video/x-ms-wax wma metafile wva Yes
audio/x-wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/x-pn-wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/x-pn-windows-acm WAV audio wav Yes
audio/musepack Musepack audio mpc, mp+, mpp Yes
audio/x-musepack Musepack audio mpc, mp+, mpp Yes
audio/x-wavpack WavPack audio wv,wvp Yes
audio/x-flac FLAC Audio flac Yes
audio/flac FLAC Audioaudio/x-scpls pls: Winamp playlist: flac Yes
application/smil SMIL playlist smi, smil Yes
application/xspf+xml XSPF playlist xspf Yes
application/x-xine-plugin Xine plugin Yes
DivX Browser Plug-In

File: gecko-mediaplayer-dvx.so
Version:
Gecko Media Player 0.9.9.2

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/divx DivX Media Format divx Yes
video/vnd.divx DivX Media Format divx Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.4

File: gecko-mediaplayer-qt.so
Version:
Gecko Media Player 0.9.9.2

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/quicktime Quicktime mov Yes
video/x-quicktime Quicktime mov Yes
image/x-quicktime Quicktime mov Yes
video/quicktime Quicktime mp4 Yes
video/quicktime Quicktime - Session Description Protocol sdp Yes
application/x-quicktimeplayer Quicktime mov Yes
RealPlayer 9

File: gecko-mediaplayer-rm.so
Version:
Gecko Media Player 0.9.9.2

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/x-pn-realaudio RealAudio ram,rm Yes
application/vnd.rn-realmedia RealMedia rm Yes
application/vnd.rn-realaudio RealAudio ra,ram Yes
video/vnd.rn-realvideo RealVideo rv Yes
audio/x-realaudio RealAudio ra Yes
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealAudio rpm Yes
application/smil SMIL smil Yes
Windows Media Player Plug-in

File: gecko-mediaplayer-wmp.so
Version:
Gecko Media Player 0.9.9.2

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/asx Media Files * Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin Media Files * Yes
video/x-msvideo AVI avi,* Yes
video/msvideo AVI avi,* Yes
application/x-mplayer2 Media Files * Yes
application/x-ms-wmv Microsoft WMV video wmv,* Yes
video/x-ms-asf Media Files asf,asx,* Yes
video/x-ms-asx Media Files asx,* Yes
video/x-ms-wm Media Files wm,* Yes
video/x-ms-wmv Microsoft WMV video wmv,* Yes
audio/x-ms-wmv Windows Media wmv,* Yes
video/x-ms-wmp Windows Media wmp,* Yes
application/x-ms-wmp Windows Media wmp,* Yes
video/x-ms-wvx Windows Media wvx,* Yes
audio/x-ms-wax Windows Media wax,* Yes
audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media wma,* Yes
application/x-drm-v2 Windows Media asx,* Yes
audio/wav Microsoft wave file wav,* Yes
audio/x-wav Microsoft wave file wav,* Yes
mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 0.9.9.2

File: gecko-mediaplayer.so
Version:
Gecko Media Player 0.9.9.2

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/x-mpegurl MPEG Playlist m3u Yes
video/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes
audio/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes
video/x-mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes
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audio/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes
audio/x-mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes
audio/mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes
audio/x-mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes
audio/mp4 MPEG 4 audio mp4 Yes
audio/x-mp4 MPEG 4 audio mp4 Yes
video/mp4 MPEG 4 Video mp4 Yes
video/x-m4v MPEG 4 Video m4v Yes
video/3gpp MPEG 4 Video mp4,3gp Yes
audio/mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes
audio/x-mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes
audio/x-mpegurl MPEG url m3u Yes
audio/mp3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes
application/x-ogg Ogg Vorbis Media ogg,oga,ogm Yes
application/ogg Ogg Vorbis Media ogg,oga,ogm Yes
audio/x-ogg Ogg Vorbis Audio ogg,oga Yes
audio/ogg Ogg Vorbis Audio ogg,oga Yes
video/x-ogg Ogg Vorbis Video ogg,ogm Yes
video/ogg Ogg Vorbis Video ogg,ogm Yes
application/x-vlc-plugin VLC plug-in vlc Yes
application/x-google-vlc-plugin Google VLC plug-in Yes
audio/flac FLAC Audio flac Yes
audio/x-flac FLAC Audio flac Yes
video/fli FLI animation fli,flc Yes
video/x-fli FLI animation fli,flc Yes
video/x-flv Flash Video flv Yes
video/flv Flash Video flv Yes
video/vnd.vivo VivoActive viv,vivo Yes
audio/x-matroska Matroska Audio mka Yes
video/x-matroska Matroska Video mkv Yes
application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3 Nullsoft Streaming Video nsv Yes
audio/x-mod Soundtracker mod Yes
audio/x-aiff AIFF Audio aif Yes
audio/basic Basic Audio File au,snd Yes
audio/x-basic Basic Audio File au,snd Yes
audio/midi MIDI Audio mid,midi,kar Yes
audio/x-scpls Shoutcast Playlist pls Yes
video/x-mng Multiple-Image Network Graphics mng Yes
iTunes Application Detector

File: librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so
Version:
This plug-in detects the presence of iTunes when opening iTunes Store URLs in a web page with Firefox.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/itunes-plugin Yes
VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.30.2)

File: libtotem-cone-plugin.so
Version:
The Totem 2.30.2 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-vlc-plugin VLC Multimedia Plugin Yes
application/vlc VLC Multimedia Plugin Yes
video/x-google-vlc-plugin VLC Multimedia Plugin Yes
application/x-ogg Ogg multimedia file ogg Yes
application/ogg Ogg multimedia file ogg Yes
audio/ogg Ogg Audio oga Yes
audio/x-ogg Ogg Audio ogg Yes
video/ogg Ogg Video ogv Yes
video/x-ogg Ogg Video ogg Yes
application/annodex Annodex exchange format anx Yes
audio/annodex Annodex Audio axa Yes
video/annodex Annodex Video axv Yes
video/mpeg MPEG video mpg, mpeg, mpe Yes
audio/wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/x-wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/mpeg MP3 audio mp3 Yes
application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3 NullSoft video nsv Yes
video/flv Flash video flv Yes
application/x-totem-plugin Totem Multimedia plugin Yes
Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)

File: libtotem-gmp-plugin.so
Version:
The Totem 2.30.2 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-mplayer2 AVI video avi, wma, wmv Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin ASF video asf, wmv Yes
video/x-msvideo AVI video asf, wmv Yes
video/x-ms-asf ASF video asf Yes
video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-wmv Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wvx Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wm Windows Media video wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wmp Windows Media video wmv Yes
application/x-ms-wms Windows Media video wms Yes
application/x-ms-wmp Windows Media video wmp Yes
application/asx Microsoft ASX playlist asx Yes
audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media audio wma Yes
DivX Web Player

File: libtotem-mully-plugin.so
Version:
DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/divx AVI video divx Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6

File: libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so
Version:
The Totem 2.30.2 plugin handles video and audio streams.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/quicktime QuickTime video mov Yes
video/mp4 MPEG-4 video mp4 Yes
image/x-macpaint MacPaint Bitmap image pntg Yes
image/x-quicktime Macintosh Quickdraw/PICT drawing pict, pict1, pict2 Yes
video/x-m4v MPEG-4 video m4v Yes
Shockwave Flash

File: libflashplayer.so
Version:
Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes

alfa_80
May 31st, 2010, 10:21 PM
Another problem I have is about my external cooler/fan is not working any longer..I'm quite sure it's not because of the USB port because when I tried to use my USB stick, it worked fine..

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance..

csdiwhitt
August 26th, 2010, 02:20 AM
Ubuntu 10.04 overheating is software related. I am running an AMD 3 processor using Ubuntu 10.04,2.30.2, (Ubuntu 2010-06-25), 2.6.32-24-generic (#41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 19 01:38:40 UTC 2010),4.4.3 (x86_64-linux-gnu).

Two pieces of software are causing high (to 100% all three processors) processor utilization:

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and tracker metadata database, index and search tool.

I have observed both take the processor X3 to 100% on the monitor and drop to 10 to 20% X3 as soon as I stop them.

Before you spend a lot of worry over your hardware check the system monitor.

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 problem occurs as soon as I get on a web site that uses that level of the player. I can play everything up through 7 without a problem,

Tracker is different, as long as it is indexing it runs fine, but as soon as it finishes, instead of going dormant, it starts hogging processor time. I have uninstalled it because I have to Kill it every time I restart.

myromance123
October 14th, 2010, 07:49 PM
I use a HP Pavilion DV3500 with an Nvidia card. My overheating went to a point of making my laptop not able to stand for more than a couple of minutes after loading into any OS. At first (since I use Ubuntu more frequently than Windoze), I though Ubuntu was unable to switch the fan on as no air was coming out anymore (or very little).

I sent it in for a check at the HP outlet, they replaced my Nvidia card's fan. It had failed (or either got extremely clogged with dust due to HP's faulty design).

This is a typical problem with HP systems.

This is just my experience, wanted to share it with you.