overheating

Asked by Guilherme Schvarcz Franco on 2013-02-10

I don't know why.

After I installed ubuntu 12.10 (a few months ago) my notebook always have overheating.

I don't had reported this before because I don't knew the ubuntu-bug command.

I have a dell vostro 3500 with a nvidia. You have my log information there.

Anything that I may help, please, contact me.

Thank you for you amazing work.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: xorg 1:7.7+1ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-23.35-generic 3.5.7.2
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-23-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Sun Feb 10 12:38:50 2013
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: quantal
DistroVariant: ubuntu
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 18) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:044e]
 NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 310M] [10de:0a75] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:044e]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-11-05 (96 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Vostro 3500
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-23-generic root=UUID=37e8b0cf-89d9-4de2-a3c4-d07c90738fad ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 10/25/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A10
dmi.board.name: 0PXM4R
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A10
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A10
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA10:bd10/25/2010:svnDellInc.:pnVostro3500:pvrA10:rvnDellInc.:rn0PXM4R:rvrA10:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA10:
dmi.product.name: Vostro 3500
dmi.product.version: A10
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.8.6-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu36
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.39-0ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.0-0ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6.1
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.99.99~git20120913.8637f772-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.20.9-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu3

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Solved by:
Daniel Letzeisen
Solved:
2013-02-10
Last query:
2013-02-10
Last reply:
2013-02-10

This question was originally filed as bug #1121202.

Not a bug. Hardware overheating is not a software problem.

Install Bumblebee. It will make sure your nvidia GPU is not causing the overheating: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

Thanks Dave Lentz, that solved my question.