Suse 12.1 on dell E6510

Hello,

I have installed OpenSuse 12.1 on my laptop Dell E6510.
I was in a class that I was remotely contacted to my teacher’s desktop and I was also recording his voice. After half an hour, my laptop was so heated up and I felt that the performance is also getting slow.

What can be the cause? Do I have problem with my graphic card? What’s the solution to this problem?

On 2012-06-09 10:16, hanamilani wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I have installed OpenSuse 12.1 on my laptop Dell E6510.
> I was in a class that I was remotely contacted to my teacher’s desktop
> and I was also recording his voice. After half an hour, my laptop was so
> heated up and I felt that the performance is also getting slow.

You did not check if an application was running the CPU up?


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

I checked, no other application was running… I have noticed that when I am in suse, my laptop gets very hot than I am in windows… I have not checked with other distros of linux… However, I din’t have this problem with opensuse 11.3

On Sat, 09 Jun 2012 17:56:03 +0000, hanamilani wrote:

> I checked, no other application was running… I have noticed that when
> I am in suse, my laptop gets very hot than I am in windows… I have not
> checked with other distros of linux… However, I din’t have this
> problem with opensuse 11.3

While it’s behaving like this, let ‘top’ run for a bit and see what’s
eating the CPU up.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

As I said I was remotely connected to the teacher’s laptop and I was capturing what he was teaching and recording his voice. No other applications were running. After about an hour, I could not even stick my finger to the left part of it where the fans rush out the heat.
I checked it afterwards, even if I just start up my laptop and check my email, the laptop heats up… while it does not while I’m in windows…
What can be the cause? Shall I reinstall opensuse 12.1?

Hi
Is the fan running? What cpu, intel?

What is the output from;


acpi -V
cpupower frequency-info


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) Kernel 3.1.10-1.9-desktop
up 0:40, 3 users, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.05
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

On 2012-06-09 23:06, hanamilani wrote:
> What can be the cause?

To know that you must show the output of “top” while it is heating up.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

On Sat, 09 Jun 2012 21:06:02 +0000, hanamilani wrote:

> No other applications were running

Other processes /are/ running, though, and if another of those processes
has run away, then that would explain what you are seeing.

Hence my suggestion.

Any operating system (regardless of which it is) runs background
processes. Sometimes a background process can take over the system.

Jim

Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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Sorry I relied very late:

here is the result of the top -H:

top - 10:13:20 up 28 min, 5 users, load average: 0.01, 0.15, 0.21
Tasks: 321 total, 1 running, 320 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 0.8%us, 1.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 97.8%id, 0.1%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 8181408k total, 1938832k used, 6242576k free, 937108k buffers
Swap: 2104316k total, 0k used, 2104316k free, 516028k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
1326 root 20 0 173m 52m 6040 S 6 0.7 0:15.76 Xorg
2257 hana 20 0 820m 77m 36m S 4 1.0 0:17.17 gnome-shell
60 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 4 0.0 0:19.55 kworker/1:1
2712 hana 20 0 326m 18m 11m S 2 0.2 0:01.35 gnome-terminal
2728 hana 20 0 8860 1280 868 S 0 0.0 0:00.38 top
2809 hana 20 0 8992 1404 868 R 0 0.0 0:00.11 top
1 root 20 0 37316 4460 1964 S 0 0.1 0:01.54 systemd
2 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
3 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.02 ksoftirqd/0
4 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.48 kworker/0:0
6 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
7 root -2 19 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.10 rcuc0
8 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 rcun0
9 root -2 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 rcub0
10 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 rcun1
11 root -2 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 rcub1
12 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.01 watchdog/0

and here is the lspci:

linux-cq45:~ # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DMI (rev 11)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 11)
00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor System Management Registers (rev 11)
00:08.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor Semaphore and Scratchpad Registers (rev 11)
00:08.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor System Control and Status Registers (rev 11)
00:08.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor Miscellaneous Registers (rev 11)
00:10.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link (rev 11)
00:10.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Routing and Protocol Registers (rev 11)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 05)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 05)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 82801 SATA RAID Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [NVS 3100M] (rev a2)
01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
04:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e476 (rev 02)
04:00.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller (rev 03)
04:00.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd FireWire Host Controller (rev 03)
3f:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-Core Registers (rev 04)
3f:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 04)
3f:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 04)
3f:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 04)
3f:03.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller (rev 04)
3f:03.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder (rev 04)
3f:03.4 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Test Registers (rev 04)
3f:04.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Control Registers (rev 04)
3f:04.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Address Registers (rev 04)
3f:04.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Rank Registers (rev 04)
3f:04.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Thermal Control Registers (rev 04)
3f:05.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Control Registers (rev 04)
3f:05.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Address Registers (rev 04)
3f:05.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Rank Registers (rev 04)
3f:05.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Thermal Control Registers (rev 04)

On 2012-06-15 07:56, hanamilani wrote:
>
> Sorry I relied very late:
>
> here is the result of the top -H:

This is very difficult to read. You have to use codetags.

Posting in Code
Tags - A Guide


> top - 10:13:20 up 28 min,  5 users,  load average: 0.01, 0.15, 0.21
> Tasks: 321 total,   1 running, 320 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
> Cpu(s):  0.8%us,  1.3%sy,  0.0%ni, 97.8%id,  0.1%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
> Mem:   8181408k total,  1938832k used,  6242576k free,   937108k buffers
> Swap:  2104316k total,        0k used,  2104316k free,   516028k cached
> PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S   %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
>
> 1326 root      20   0  173m  52m 6040 S      6  0.7   0:15.76 Xorg
> 2257 hana      20   0  820m  77m  36m S      4  1.0   0:17.17 gnome-shell
>   60 root      20   0     0    0    0 S      4  0.0   0:19.55 kworker/1:1
> 2712 hana      20   0  326m  18m  11m S      2  0.2   0:01.35 gnome-terminal
> 2728 hana      20   0  8860 1280  868 S      0  0.0   0:00.38 top
> 2809 hana      20   0  8992 1404  868 R      0  0.0   0:00.11 top

At this time, was the laptop hot?

Did you notice if the fan turns?

You have Nvidia video. Are you using the proprietary driver or the open
version? Try the other.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

On 2012-06-15 07:56, hanamilani wrote:
>
> Sorry I relied very late:

Forgot to ask: do you have laptop tools installed?


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

On Fri, 15 Jun 2012 05:56:02 +0000, hanamilani wrote:

> here is the result of the top -H:

Code tags would make this much more readable. What I’m getting out of
this, though, is that you didn’t run it when the CPU was in heavy use.
Your loadavg values are quite low as well, so it seems that at this
particular moment, you weren’t seeing any issues.

You need to catch this information when the problem is happening.

Jim


Jim Henderson
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