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    Default The temperature increases very fast in my laptop with backtrack

    Hello everyone

    I will to try to explain the most complete that I can ( sorry, my english is bad and the google translator is very bad )

    I am a begginer in backtrack and linux

    I installed Backtrack 5 RI KDE in my laptop computer, is an HP dv6-6166la

    Processor Core i7
    Hard Disk 1TB
    RAM 6GB

    I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Backtrack 5 but the problem is when I use Backtrack,
    my laptop heats up too fast and the fans start to work

    is normal??
    how i can measure the temp in backtrack 5?

    please explain easy, I´m a Windows user ( but i want to learn how to use Backtrack ) and it´s hard understand the commands in linux


    thank you for reading

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    Default Re: The temperature increases very fast in my laptop with backtrack

    From my experience with HP computers, some models have heating problems. Does it get too hot in windows too?

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    Default Respuesta: The temperature increases very fast in my laptop with backtrack

    Hello.
    You can use a few commands to view if its normal or not. You can use the command "top" (without quotes) on terminal and see if the proccess running on top is using a lot of resources as to heat the computer. If not, to me, something wrong happens.
    You can measure the temperature on some sensors with "sensors" (without quotes) command.
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    Thank you very much for your answers!!! @Snayler In Windows the temp is Ok. If a I have many hours working in my PC the fans start to work, I know that is normal. But in Backtrack if I have a few minutes working the fans start work. Today, I did a test. I booted with Backtrack, when my computer was heated i used the commands "sensor" and "top" (thank you pentrite) and the results was sensors root@bt:~# sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +58.0°C (crit = +99.0°C) radeon-pci-0100 Adapter: PCI adapter temp1: +63.5°C top (I copied a little part) root@bt:~# top top - 08:42:54 up 12 min, 3 users, load average: 0.08, 0.25, 0.19 Tasks: 160 total, 1 running, 158 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie Cpu(s): 2.4%us, 0.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.2%id, 0.1%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st Mem: 6072560k total, 1125768k used, 4946792k free, 31088k buffers Swap: 8675324k total, 0k used, 8675324k free, 507408k cached PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 1275 root 19 -1 265m 168m 4544 S 13 2.8 2:21.70 Xorg 2117 root 20 0 379m 22m 15m S 5 0.4 0:04.58 konsole 1389 root 20 0 458m 36m 26m S 1 0.6 0:10.11 kwin 2005 root 20 0 71460 10m 7200 S 1 0.2 0:02.99 npviewer.bin 10 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.96 kworker/0:1 2631 root 20 0 19272 1332 956 R 0 0.0 0:00.08 top 1 root 20 0 23892 2060 1296 S 0 0.0 0:02.44 init after do that, I reboot with Windows 7, the fans stoped and decreased temp is strange. maybe with Backtrack the computer heats up faster, but it isn't a problem with the fans working i would like your opinion. Thank you so much!! The trouble is the Video Card, I´ve got an ATI 6770M, I searched in AMD web Site and I downloaded my drivers, but when I installed it and reboot the computer it doesn't work, I tried to boot in to the "Safe mode" but it was imposible. The good thing is that I know which is the trouble. I think that this post can be closed. I will open another post with the Video card problem Thank you very much
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    Default Re: The temperature increases very fast in my laptop with backtrack

    In mu old HP Centrino Duo it happens the same, it heats alot while doing basic stuff. I have BT5 R2 installed on the HD.

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    Default Re: The temperature increases very fast in my laptop with backtrack

    I'm using a dell l401x laptop i7 740qm and gt425m VGA. I have the same problem. I posted about this yesterday but no moderator made it visible. The laptop gets heated than it does in Windows 7 and fans are always noisy. Battery life also lesser than in Windows 7. I installed NVIDIA drivers, and also installed cpufrequtils and set the governor to powersave. But its still same.

    Also someone in a post said that when he repartition the drive completely the problem was solved. I installed Backtrack 5 R2 in the end 40 GBs of the 500GB harddisk. Can this be the cause ?

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    Default Re: The temperature increases very fast in my laptop with backtrack

    Hi, hopefully they will provide an updated kernel in coming weeks which will provide some relief to the heat problems seen on laptops especially
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTA2OTY

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    Default Re: The temperature increases very fast in my laptop with backtrack

    Hi Guys,

    I experienced the same issue, it was getting overheated and eventually turned off. I shifted my BT5 R2 to virtual and so far its working fine. You can try this approach also.

    The possible reason I figured out is may be the drivers are not compaitable or recognised which is causing malfunctionning of hardware.

    Thanks,

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