xmms and X-server
Posted 25 October 2005 - 06:29 AM
This also happens in videos too, but that makes more sense as it requires more raw cpu power, but VLC player nearly causes X-server to go up to 90% and my laptop can't handle the video for more than 15 minutes.
I am running powernowd and I have the proc underclocked to 350 mhZ on idle, and usually it runs a 1.4 ghZ when running xmms or vlc-player.
This problem has been going on for about a month and I am just bewildered.
I am currently running:
XFCE desktop (latest)
Pentium 4 - 2.8 GHz
idle temp: 75 C
temp with xmms: 86-90 C
temp with video: 90-95 C (laptop shutsdown in 20-30 minutes)
many thx :}
Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:33 PM
Remember the P4 comes with a huge MM instriction set
My GF had a similar problem (but with power not temp) whenever she used lame or any other codec to rip a mp3.
Luckily she had a desktop so we swapped out the chip rather cheaply.
You can try and
1) check you have the optimised MM stuff for P4 perhaps consider downloading the src rpm and compile it with P4 instructions or check plf for a optimsed one (sorry I use Debian now so I can't be more specific)
2) Check your video driver, what card do you have? Consider checking you have the manufactuerers closed source one even ... I don't like using them but they have access to parts of the hardware the opensource ones don't.
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:43 PM
an i686 optimized kernel might be a great idea. or even one that you build for your laptop.
in other words, basically what gowator said.
This post has been edited by JonEberger: 27 October 2005 - 07:44 PM
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Posted 04 November 2005 - 11:54 PM
This post has been edited by immortality: 05 November 2005 - 01:07 AM