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Fedora on MacBook Pro overheating [closed]

asked 2013-09-26 08:11:54 -0500

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updated 2014-10-01 15:45:25 -0500

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I have Fedora installed on a MacBook Pro 9,2. Looks great so far! I even managed to get the wi-fi working following another answer here. However, it is constantly overheating. Making the system freeze for a couple of seconds repetitively. It's almost unusable... And I'm not running anything CPU intensive. Most of the time I'm only running Firefox (up to 5 tabs), Thunderbird and a chat client.

What I noticed is that, even when the temperatures are very high (both cores over 70̣degres C) the fan is always running at the same speed = ~2000 RPM. So the fan speed is not scaling. How can I make it scale, or manually set a fixed higher value for it (like 4000 RPM)?

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answered 2014-05-24 16:57:05 -0500

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For some time now I can finally install the great thermal-daemon on Fedora through this repo:

In my opinion it's much better than TLP.

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answered 2013-11-03 06:50:23 -0500

you can resolve this problem with (mbpfan) , for me resolve.

MBP 8,1 13"

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answered 2013-11-03 11:17:09 -0500

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You may try installing TLP.
TLP use a collection of techniques to reduce un necessary activities that occur in system and there by to reduce power consumption and heating effect.

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Thanks! This TLP seems promise. I've installed it using its own yum repository. Then what? After installed it runs as a service or something? Cos I can't "find" it running using ps. Do I need to manually start it each time I start my laptop?

felipevsw gravatar imagefelipevsw ( 2013-11-25 05:47:28 -0500 )edit

It run as a service and run automatically during system boot.

niyasc gravatar imageniyasc ( 2013-12-01 07:30:32 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-11-09 08:02:32 -0500

I , install TLP and i got incrible batery life and overheating forget this!!.

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