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So, that thread on Ubuntu made me want to try again on my laptop. I installed 11.10 and I have the same problem as before. On windows, my computer idles at 33-49degC. In Ubuntu, it idles around 82degC. What's with the 40degC increase? Thoughts?
Try a different distro? Linux Mint seems pretty interesting. I just DLed it a few days ago and am planning to try that out when I get some time. Besides, I'm really not a big fan of the new Unity interface.
Oh, and I have already tried a number of things from fied's link. I tried a number of frequency scaling things. ATM, it seems like if I keep all cores/threads at 1.2GHz, there isn't a big heating issue, but, I mean, I didn't pay for a 2GHz CPU to have it locked at 1.2GHz and Ubuntu seems to be unable to ondemand scaling, so...
Oh, I hate Unity. I don't understand it at all. But, it's trivial to go back to Gnome, which I really like.
The thing is, I actually like Ubuntu overall and I use it in the Lab everyday, so I'm pretty familiar with it. I'm not trying to escape from Windows by any distro necessary, I just actually like using Ubuntu.
I've kinda locked myself to Ubuntu 10.10 just to stay away from Unity.
Everything I am running luckily is available in 10.10 so it works for me.
We have 11.04 and 11.10 in our lab on a bunch of MacMini's and it's horrible to work on any of those things. Each one has some different finicky problem that we can't track down and consistently reproduce or fix.
Sorry I don't have many (any?) options for you other than try 10.10 if you can get away with it.
Unity is basically their attempt to chase the tablet trend by including an interface designed for tablets as the default and only pre-installed option on a desktop distribution. While I'm all for cross-platform design, the way in which they've made this rash decision and the manner in which this interface diminishes the out-of-box customizability and usability of the distro speaks volumes to the philosophical path this distribution seems to headed down. It's still a great OS and its easy enough to go back gnome, kde, xfce, or anything else, but I feel its time to explore a bit for other nice alternatives.
And that's how microsoft zombies breed, through necessity. Trust me I'm right there with you. My ubuntu desktop is beginning to gather dust as I near crunch time on my thesis and the windows laptop is quickly becoming my best friend.
After all, the variety and quality of LaTeX distributions for windows isn't too shabby, and that (and Matlab) are all I really need right now.
Who would win in a gunboat between seven of yourself?
A fun little exercise that has been helping my play style recently was to learn what bias I have in game. So pull out your dip board and make what you think is the best gunboat opening for each power, then play each power to the best of your ability to win. Who wins? Who gets eliminated first?
I'm sure some of you recall the embarrassing moments thread we had a few weeks ago? Well I have searched by google and by rote reading, page by page, and not found it. Neither did abgemacht, the sweetheart that he is, when he went searching. Any help locating it would be appreciated. I do not recall who started the thread.