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pederson
October 9th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Okay, new user to Ubuntu here. My second, 'full ubuntu' day in and something new happened- my notebook (Dell Inspirion 6400) instantly shut down. So I checked all the cables and booted back up and the boot screen said 'shut down because temp got too high, etc.'. So I'm just wondering where I can mess with these settings a bit.

Also, some links to ANY information on how to run your notebook 'cooler', or just make the overall temp lower would be great too!

Thanks for any help,

pederson
October 9th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Also note, I checked my Dell's Bios and there's nothing there about auto-shutdowns or heat management, so I assumed it was done through the OS, which in this case is Ubuntu, also which I'm new too, hahaha.

Hence why this seemed the logical place to come!

roger_1960
October 9th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Hi

I have this problem with a Toshiba Satellite running Xubuntu (but not my other laptops) and would really like to know of a proper solution. At present, I remove the clip on plastic panel just above the keyboard which seems to let enough cold air in to prevent it happening! (Blowing out any dust in the machine also helps)

LowSky
October 9th, 2008, 08:48 PM
this should help
http://linux.die.net/man/1/i8kmon
and
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/intrepid/man1/i8kmon.html