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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Fan not coming on in time to prevent laptop overheating

    I haven't tried fancontrol. I believe that I read a dire warning about it written by the author something to the effect that you can burn out your system using it, but right now I'm desperate and I...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Fan not coming on in time to prevent laptop overheating

    I'm beginning to think it's hardware too, but just wondering if there is anything else I can do OS-wise. It overheated a couple of times with Windows, and I opened it up and it was stuffed with lint....
  3. [ubuntu] Fan not coming on in time to prevent laptop overheating

    I am running Ubuntu on a Toshiba Satellite L355D, and I am still having a problem with overheating. I believe that I have traced a possible cause to fan control. It appears that the fan only spins up...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lost Ubuntu in the Grub menu

    NikTh, you are a genius! Looks like it is working:



    jeo@jeo-Satellite-L355D:~$ free -m
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 1758 768 ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lost Ubuntu in the Grub menu

    Thanks, NikTh, but I got it working (partially). sudo update-grub did not work, but sudo boot-repair did. Now I can boot into everything from grub.

    However, I have another problem. Ubuntu (sda1)...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lost Ubuntu in the Grub menu

    Ok, I'm going to switch computers and run update-grub.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lost Ubuntu in the Grub menu

    Does Grub have a configuration file that I can edit to include the other OS?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lost Ubuntu in the Grub menu

    Thanks. Does the update-grub re-detect the operating systems on the disk?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lost Ubuntu in the Grub menu

    Thanks. I will try running boot repair, but I think boot repair is what the rescue disk did. I'll try it again.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lost Ubuntu in the Grub menu

    The other OS is Scientific Linux.
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    [SOLVED] Lost Ubuntu in the Grub menu

    I installed another OS along side Ubuntu 12.04, and now Ubuntu disappeared from Grub. I know Ubuntu is still there because I can mount the file system from the other OS. But I want to be able to boot...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Re-partitioning Ubuntu

    I have another computer where I am running Kubuntu, but I have many partitions between Windows and Kubuntu:


    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Re-partitioning Ubuntu

    Can you point me to some resource where I can read up on this? Because I'm now worried about exceeding the 4 primary partitions. I'm not sure how to connect a logical partition to a primary extended...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Re-partitioning Ubuntu

    Thanks for replying! How do you know that sda5 is inside of sda 2?



    But will there be a conflict between the boot partition that I create and the boot directory inside the Ubuntu partition?

    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Re-partitioning Ubuntu

    Thanks. So it is ok to delete sda2?

    This is the default partitioning scheme of Ubuntu (I didn't do anything custom). I suspect that boot was placed on the primary partition. That is what worries...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Drivers, CPU temp, and Fan control

    Try running the following command:


    sensors-detect
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    [ubuntu] Re-partitioning Ubuntu

    Currently I have only Ubuntu installed on my computer. I want to install another OS alongside Ubuntu, and this is going to mean that I have to shrink a partition to make room for the other OS. Here...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu FAN Problem

    This is very worrisome to me. I too have a laptop running 12.04 that overheats and turns itself off, although it does so randomly as the temperature will suddenly increase and within a few seconds it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu FAN Problem

    Just want to add that psensor is a great program that will give you a graph of your sensor data so you can keep an eye on the temperatures as read by the sensors. You can get psensor in the software...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ATI Graphics Driver Problem

    Thank you, NikTh. You are awesome!
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    [SOLVED] Re: ATI Graphics Driver Problem

    I put back the opensource driver. For some reason, it just works much better with less freezing and halting than the proprietary driver.

    Also, I ran this command:


    sudo echo low > ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ATI Graphics Driver Problem

    I enabled acceleration as described in the Wiki, but the problem with video is still there. Also, I'm indeed running hotter than with the open source driver.

    Unless you guys have any other ideas,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ATI Graphics Driver Problem

    I use psensor to get a graph of my temperature sensors. Ok, I'm going to give it a try now.
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    [SOLVED] Re: ATI Graphics Driver Problem

    Ok, I'll give it one more try tomorrow and see how it goes. As long as I can get back to where I am now, I'm willing to try anything.

    Thanks.
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    [SOLVED] Re: ATI Graphics Driver Problem

    I ran the commands in NikTh's post (Post 12) and put the open source driver back. It just seems to work much better. No problem with video and it is less of a burden on the CPU. Gnome Shell came back...
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