[sf-lug] hardware blues

Larry Cafiero larry.cafiero at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 14:46:16 PST 2009

There's a program -- unfortunately, I've only seen it on Fluxbox desktops --
called Conky, which monitors the system and gives you data, like
temperature, on your desktop. I think it's at conky.sourceforge.net

There are probably others, but that's the one I thought was pretty unique.

Larry Cafiero

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 1:23 PM, Eric Walstad <ewalstad at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 12:40 PM,  <aaleksey at ucla.edu> wrote:
> > In my closet rests a [Clevo M570RU clone] Sager NP5790 with a dead
> > 7900GTX] video card and what seems to me to be an iffy power supply (I
> think
> > it's the power supply anyway, as the computer will randomly turn off
> > depending on whether or not it's connected to its charger).
> There's an issue with some laptops running some versions of Ubuntu[0]
> that appear to have these same symptoms.  I had an older ThinkPad A31
> running Jaunty shut itself down when under heavy load because the CPU
> got too hot[1].  In my case, the CPU fan was running too slowly.  I
> installed an older version of Ubuntu (Hardy: Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS) and
> all is well.  I wrote a simple Python script[2] to log temperatures[3]
> so that I could verify that my laptop was experiencing the thermal
> shutdown under heavy load.
> HTH,
> Eric.
> [0] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/370173
> [1]
> Sep 9 22:16:12 mentawai kernel: [40329.165064] ACPI: Critical trip point
> Sep 9 22:16:25 mentawai exiting on signal 15
> [2] http://launchpadlibrarian.net/31620435/log_temperatures.py
> [3] http://launchpadlibrarian.net/31620230/temperature.log
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