How to reduce overheating on Ubuntu (May also work on Xubuntu)

I installed Lubuntu 18.04 LTS after it was released. Unfortunately, the CPU temperatures never were below 70 degrees Celsius. I could toast bread on the laptop. To reduce overheating: 1. Go to BIOS and change Graphics from Optimus to UMA. 2. In Lubuntu, make sure NVIDIA is disabled.

The problem with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is . . . → Read More: How to reduce overheating on Ubuntu (May also work on Xubuntu)

How to install the nvidia driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

If you have the Nvidia Graphics Card in your laptop, you can install the Nvidia driver from your distribution (in my case Ubuntu), using following command. Open a terminal window first:

$ sudo apt-get udpate <enter> $ sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus <enter>

After that reboot, and you should have the Nvidia driver installed. . . . → Read More: How to install the nvidia driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Reduce overheating and improve battery backup time on Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580

Install Bumblebee with Nvidia driver on Fedora 18. This gives a few benefits, where you reduce overheating and get improved battery backup time. You also get to use the Nvidia Optimus graphics driver with optirun. Do the following steps:

# ln -s /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf /usr/lib/modprobe.d/ <enter> # echo “blacklist nouveau” >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf <enter> # dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname . . . → Read More: Reduce overheating and improve battery backup time on Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580

How to improve Lenovo Ideapad Z580 battery backup time and reduce heat in Ubuntu Linux

The Lenovo Ideapad Z580 comes with the Intel HD 4000 on board graphics and a Nvidia GT630M 1 GB DDR3 graphics card. The technology behind it is called Optimus, where in Windows, the computer can manage the switch between the graphics cards (on board or otherwise) when graphics power is needed.

As the Nvidia graphics . . . → Read More: How to improve Lenovo Ideapad Z580 battery backup time and reduce heat in Ubuntu Linux

Install NVidia drivers on Ubuntu 12.04

If you have an nvidia graphics card on your computer, the default Nvidia drivers installed when you install Ubuntu 12.04 on your desktop with the Nvidia graphics hardware, give a problem starting the GUI. Several AMD motherboards come with on-board NVidia graphics.

To overcome this problem, you need to install the 3 packages listed below: . . . → Read More: Install NVidia drivers on Ubuntu 12.04

NVIDIA graphics drivers for Fedora 14

# yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686

The rest is all done for you. If the above driver is not installed, error about not being able to play games such as maniadrive, SuperTux, pops up, saying 3D graphics driver is proprietary or not installed.

Before doing this, make sure you add the rpmfusion-free and rpmfusion-nonfree repositories.

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