Fedora Core 15 & Gnome 3

Over a year ago, the hard drive in my primary desktop at home bricked itself and rather than going through the hassle of reinstalling Win7 on the new disk, I decided to go with FC12. I’ve been pretty happy with it in general, since I’ve always been partial to Red Hat and use CentOS primarily at work.
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Why is my laptop so freaking hot?

HP Compaq nc8430, Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz. Fedora Core 12 x86_64, kernel 2.6.32.19-163.fc12.x86_64 (just updated via yum).

At idle, with nothing running in the foreground, the CPU is around 70-72° Celsius, and the other sensors are 80°+. Why is this? It seems like every time I run yum update the machine gets hotter. I wonder if there’s any way to figure out what’s causing this. In any case, it’s pretty annoying. It’s uncomfortable putting the thing on my lap for any length of time.

Notice the temperatures at the top. The first two are Core0 and Core1, the other 2 are other sensors. The CPU is running at 1.0 GHz due to SpeedStep and the temp is still 70°C.

Edit: I forgot I’ve been logging temperature via sensord. I just turned the computer on after having it off all night and within 10 minutes the CPU is back up to > 60°C.

Aug 26 00:01:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 00:06:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 00:11:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 00:16:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 00:21:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 00:26:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 00:31:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 00:36:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 00:41:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 00:46:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 00:51:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 00:56:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 01:01:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 01:06:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 01:11:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 01:16:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 01:21:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 01:26:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 01:31:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 01:36:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 01:41:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 01:46:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 01:51:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 01:56:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 02:01:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 02:06:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 02:11:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 02:16:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 02:21:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 02:26:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 02:31:34 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 02:36:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 02:41:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 02:46:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 02:51:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 02:56:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:01:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:06:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:11:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:16:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:21:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:26:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:31:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:36:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:41:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:46:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:51:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 03:56:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 04:01:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 04:06:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 04:11:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 04:16:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 04:21:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 04:26:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 04:31:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 04:36:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 04:41:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 04:46:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 04:51:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 04:56:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 05:01:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 05:06:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 05:11:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 05:16:35 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 05:21:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 05:26:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 05:31:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 05:36:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 05:41:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 05:46:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 05:51:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 05:56:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 06:01:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 06:06:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 06:11:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 06:16:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 06:21:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 06:26:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 06:31:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 06:36:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 06:41:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 06:46:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 06:51:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 06:56:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 07:01:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 07:06:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 07:11:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 07:16:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 07:21:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 07:26:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 07:31:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 63.0 C
Aug 26 07:36:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 63.0 C
Aug 26 07:41:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 63.0 C
Aug 26 07:46:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 07:51:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 07:56:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 08:01:36 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 08:06:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 08:11:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 08:16:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 64.0 C
Aug 26 08:21:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 08:26:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 08:31:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 08:36:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 08:41:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 08:46:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 08:51:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 08:56:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 09:01:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 65.0 C
Aug 26 09:06:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 09:11:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 66.0 C
Aug 26 09:16:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 78.0 C
Aug 26 09:21:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 83.0 C
Aug 26 09:26:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 09:31:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 72.0 C
Aug 26 09:36:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 09:41:37 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 72.0 C
Aug 26 09:46:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 09:51:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 09:56:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 72.0 C
Aug 26 10:01:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 10:06:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 10:11:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 78.0 C
Aug 26 10:16:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 10:21:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 72.0 C
Aug 26 10:26:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 72.0 C
Aug 26 10:31:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 10:36:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 10:41:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 76.0 C
Aug 26 10:46:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 10:51:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 10:56:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 11:01:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 11:06:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 11:11:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 75.0 C
Aug 26 11:16:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 11:21:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 75.0 C
Aug 26 11:26:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 75.0 C
Aug 26 11:31:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 11:36:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 75.0 C
Aug 26 11:41:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 11:46:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 11:51:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 11:56:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 12:01:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 12:06:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 12:11:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 12:16:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 86.0 C
Aug 26 12:21:38 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 77.0 C
Aug 26 12:26:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 74.0 C
Aug 26 12:31:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 12:36:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 77.0 C
Aug 26 12:41:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 79.0 C
Aug 26 12:46:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 96.0 C
Aug 26 12:51:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 95.0 C
Aug 26 12:56:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 75.0 C
Aug 26 13:01:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 94.0 C
Aug 26 13:06:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 13:11:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 94.0 C
Aug 26 13:16:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 94.0 C
Aug 26 13:21:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 77.0 C
Aug 26 13:26:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 94.0 C
Aug 26 13:31:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 94.0 C
Aug 26 13:36:39 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 95.0 C
Aug 26 13:42:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 80.0 C
Aug 26 13:47:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 72.0 C
Aug 26 13:52:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 13:57:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 14:02:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 69.0 C
Aug 26 14:07:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 77.0 C
Aug 26 14:12:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 78.0 C
Aug 26 14:17:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 72.0 C
Aug 26 14:22:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 14:27:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 14:32:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 72.0 C
Aug 26 14:37:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 14:42:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 14:47:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 14:52:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 14:57:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 69.0 C
Aug 26 15:02:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 69.0 C
Aug 26 15:07:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 69.0 C
Aug 26 15:12:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 15:17:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 15:22:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 15:27:18 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 69.0 C
Aug 26 15:32:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 69.0 C
Aug 26 15:37:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 68.0 C
Aug 26 15:42:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 15:47:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 69.0 C
Aug 26 15:52:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 15:57:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 16:02:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 16:07:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 16:12:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 16:17:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 16:22:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 70.0 C
Aug 26 16:27:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 16:32:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 72.0 C
Aug 26 16:37:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 16:42:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 16:47:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 73.0 C
Aug 26 16:52:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 72.0 C
Aug 26 16:57:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 75.0 C
Aug 26 17:02:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 26 17:07:19 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 71.0 C
Aug 27 08:23:10 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 43.0 C
Aug 27 08:28:10 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 55.0 C
Aug 27 08:33:09 ehoffman sensord:   Core 0: 62.0 C

Upgraded to Fedora Core 12

I upgraded my work laptop from FC11 to FC12 yesterday using the “preupgrade” tool. It was pretty simple, though it took a lot longer than I expected. There was some funkiness with my screen going crazy after the upgrade – my external monitor and the laptop’s LCD both did this crazy wavy-line thing. I tried changing the refresh rate, running system-config-display, nothing worked. I found a post that suggested passing “nomodeset” to the kernel boot options – that solved it. Yay!

The other problem I had was reinstalling VMware Workstation – I couldn’t. I got this error: /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/vnetUserListener.c:240: error: ‘TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE’ … etc. I ended up having to edit the vmplayer source files directly (!!!) to get them to compile – instructions found here

So far FC12 seems exactly like FC11. But that’s fine – I only upgraded because I didn’t want to be on a dead-end version once FC13 is released.

How to install the 64-bit Sun Java plugin on 64-bit firefox on 64-bit Fedora Core 11 Linux (which happens to use 64 bits)

I’m giddy! I found this post on mozdev.org which was magical.

[evan@ehoffman ~]$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_17"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_17-b04)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.3-b01, mixed mode)
[root@ehoffman plugins]# uname -a
Linux ehoffman 2.6.30.8-64.fc11.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Sep 25 04:43:32 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@ehoffman plugins]# pwd
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
[root@ehoffman plugins]# ln -s /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_16/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so

The main thing I was missing was that the plugin isn’t libpluginjava_oji.so, or whatever I thought it was, but libnpjp2.so. Once I created the symlink into /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins it worked (as verified on http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml and http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp).

That’s all it takes to get the Sun Java plugin working in Firefox on Linux.