ubuntu 10.04 heating issue / etc/module adding

Asked by akin akman on 2010-05-07

Please help to find out how to cope with hot toshiba satellite u200-115 laptop with ubuntu 10.04 (- Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology featuring Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5500- Genuine Windows XP® Professional- 80 GB Hard Disk Drive- 1,024 (512+512) MB DDR2 RAM (533 MHz)- 12.1" Toshiba TruBrite® WXGA TFT display- Slim DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive)

fan never stop and always hot...
If; really helps!... below answer that I came across while googling.
Adding the following to /etc/modules: (sudo gedit /etc/modules)

helps how to add these on. However im quite new linux user and need to be detailed/explained step by step for each command or whatever to be needed. Where im gonna write and how?
 Thanks in advance.

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Cristi Nistor (cristi-nistor) said : #1

Hello Akin.

sudo gedit /etc/modules

You have to type the command in a terminal (founded under Applications --> Accessories), sudo to have administrator rights (or super user), gedit is the terminal command for Gnome text editor and modules is the file you have to edit (and add those lines) founded in /etc/ directory. After you type in the command you'll be prompted for your user password.

You can also run (as root or super user) the command sensors-detect to let the system to find if your HW devices has some monitoring sensors. On laptops, few chances to find any, ACPI handling these operations. Running acpi -V will show the information regarding the monitored devices (battery, temperature etc.). You can use the man command to display the manual page for each command (i.e. man acpi).

Also you can try to clean your fan of dust or any other things that may causing to run not so smooth.

Good luck.

akin akman (akinakman) said : #2

Thanks for your reply Cristi,

Here is the result
akin@akin-laptop:~$ sudo gedit/etc/modules
[sudo] password for akin:
sudo: gedit/etc/modules: command not found
command has not been accepted. I have no idea what that mean.
Thanks in advance

Cristi Nistor (cristi-nistor) said : #3

You have to enter a space between gedit and /etc/modules. gedit is the command for text editor ant etc/modules is the path to the file modules. In a etrminal you can paste some text copied using Ctrl + Shift + V keys combination. SO you can copy the command from my previous message and paste it in the terminal window.

Good luck.

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