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New GhostBSD install running hot

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First I'd like to thank the GhostBSD creator and maintainer for evolving a very good system; everything runs well after installing to my hard drive. I had some issues my first few tries with this operating system months ago , but now it appears they've been resolved with time. Great job!

My only gripe is that my HP Envy laptop now runs unusually hot (well, not real hot, very warm) as compared to linux distros. I have not figured out how to get an actual temperature of the cpu etc, but I can say that the air coming from the fan vent is quite warm/hot all the time.

This machine has intel and nvidia and I suspect the drivers but am afraid to just start installing those as I might worsen the problem. It's nVidia GeForce GT850M model GM107M GTX 850M if that helps.

Any expressed thoughts about this are very much appreciated!

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Hmm... over 70 views of this thread and no responses. I'm of course not complaining about the GhostBSD users and devs here, just that this problem might not be resolvable if so many are reading of it and not remarking.

I can't let my laptop age quickly by running so hot (it's not getting any better). It's hot to the touch on the side where the CPU and fan are. I have not experienced this with any Linux distro that I can recall.

So, I'll make another appeal for ideas about this issue. Thank you for reading this.. perhaps somebody will come along with a similar experience.

- Huck

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Re: New GhostBSD install running hot

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Did you set powerd?

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sudo rc-update add powerd default

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sudo rc-service powerd start

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ericbsd wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:31 pm
Did you set powerd?

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sudo rc-update add powerd default

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sudo rc-service powerd start
Yes I received "* rc-update: powerd already installed in runlevel `default'; skipping" and " WARNING: powerd has already been started" after those commands.

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Re: New GhostBSD install running hot

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What driver are you running right now?
In your bios can you disable Intel driver?

to have CPU temperature look at this.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/freebsd-d ... e-command/

for hot cpu those link might help:
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/howt ... aving.172/
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/yet- ... top.15330/
https://wiki.freebsd.org/TuningPowerConsumption
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ericbsd wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:58 pm
What driver are you running right now?
In your bios can you disable Intel driver?

to have CPU temperature look at this.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/freebsd-d ... e-command/

for hot cpu those link might help:
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/howt ... aving.172/
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/yet- ... top.15330/
https://wiki.freebsd.org/TuningPowerConsumption
Thank you. It's 54.1 at the moment.

There is no provision for disabling the intel driver in bios. I'll look at those other links you provided for tips on getting this to run cooler.

Thank you again,

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Now it's 57.1, just from browsing the web for a few minutes. Feels hot.

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There is this https://github.com/pouya-eghbali/freebsd-nvidia-optimus that can help of Optimus hardware I forgot to give you that link.

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60.1 now.

Oh I see a new link there, I'll look at that. Thank you.

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Re: New GhostBSD install running hot

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Let me know if you need anything else.

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