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  1. [ubuntu] Re: HP dm3z laptop CPU running hot under Ubuntu 9.10!!!

    I have a similar problem with an HP DV3 (dual graphics card) and other laptops. The culprit seems to be the infamous nohz balance code in the kernel, causing a crazy amount of load balancing tick...
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    [all variants] Re: Notebooks overheating with Linux

    Very interesting, thanks hawthornso23. This make a lot of sense, I almost forgot about the number of wakeups reported by powertop in the last months.

    So a call to nohz_ratelimit in tick-sched.c...
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    [all variants] Notebooks overheating with Linux

    Anyone else having overheating issues with Linux on notebooks? I own 3 different notebooks equipped with Nvidia, ATI, and ATI + Intel graphic cards.
    When I'm using Linux (any distro, including...
  4. Re: PART 1: Customizing the graphics in Grub, Usplash, Xsplash and GDM.

    Anyway as I said before I don't think it would be worth the trouble. In its present state the new GDM looks more like an alpha release than a finished product. No wonder there are lots of discussions...
  5. Re: PART 1: Customizing the graphics in Grub, Usplash, Xsplash and GDM.

    Hi towheedm, thanks for your reply.

    I saw there was an option in the gdm configuration to specify a different welcome message, at least according to...
  6. Re: PART 1: Customizing the graphics in Grub, Usplash, Xsplash and GDM.

    Thanks towheedm! Your guide is very well written and easy to follow. I've been looking for months for info on how to customize the new evil GDM and almost gave up... until someone sent me a link to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to install Kernel 2.6.33 with GRUB

    Follow the steps in this guide:

    you'll get two .deb files that you can install using dpkg as documented in the guide above

    Edit: alternatively...
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    [all variants] Re: Official kernel VS kernel in launchpad?

    I have a similar question: does the latest LP diff (linux_2.6.32-14.20.diff.gz) include or is it based on 2.6.32 alone?

    BTW I'd like to apply the Grsecurity patch but I guess it would...
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    [all variants] Re: USB HDD power management / spindown settings

    Nevermind. I managed to disable automatic standby and the usb drive power management (apm) feature, but the load cycles count keeps increasing...

    Anyway, in case you're reading this thread looking...
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    [all variants] Re: laptop harddrive Load_Cycle_Count issue

    Any advice for USB HDDs? I own a WD3200BEVT-60ZCT0 that is on Nicedude's list at

    hdparm doesn't work with USB drives, is there another way to...
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    [all variants] Disabling USB HDD power management / spindown settings

    Please help... I'm looking for a way to change the USB HDD spin down time setting, or to disable USB power management altogether.

    Basically, my new Western Digital USB HDD spins down too soon and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns issue

    Using Ubuntu 10.04 alpha2 here, and I get the same error as OP except for the "clocksource tsc unstable" line.

    I agree, a fix would be awesome...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Poor performance in 9.10 - Strange Kernel / CPU behavior - HPET

    Weird. In my case 9.10 worked fine for a long time.

    Now that I'm trying lucid (alpha 2) I suddenly noticed those same hpet warnings:

    CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 15000 nsec
    CE: hpet...
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