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Overheating Thinkpad L13 with XUbuntu 20.04

2020-09-01, 20:44 PM

Hello everybody,


I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad L13 just a few month ago. It was sent to my parents place iand I was able to pick it up just one month ago. It took me a bit of time to set up everything, I installed Xubuntu 20.04, Linux is very convenient for my job. 


My problem is the following: if I play a game, if I push a bit the laptop by running several simulations at the same time, etc... it starts overheating and shuts down... I tried to play to some old games such as Warcraft III or Dawn of War, nothing too "fancy"... To solve the problem I have been looking everywhere on the web, I followed some advices and tried to install thinkfan to get a better control of the fan but it did not work. The sensors command don't even seem to work correctly and gives me non-sense outputs (negative temperature for example...). Some people told me to look on the BIOS in order to better know what is going on. As soon as I entered the BIOS my computer started overheating like crazy... Is there anyone who experienced the same thing? I am really hopeless...


Thank you very much


Best regards 


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Re:Overheating Thinkpad L13 with XUbuntu 20.04

2021-01-25, 12:58 PM

Enable textmode   for bios  =)




sudo apt install tlp

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