I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. Since installing it, I can use it for about 30-45 minutes before it shuts down and on next reboot I get a warning about thermal overheating.
I've tried using the AMD/ATI Prop Drivers but that resulted in getting an error about low-graphics mode. I tried to fix this error using an Ubuntu guide to reinstall
fglrx. This fixed the low-graphics error but didn't fix the overheating. Running
fglrxinfo says I have no adapter.
My questions are as follows:
- Why is my laptop overheating?
- If it is the graphics card, how do I fix it?
I wiped my HDD to make Ubuntu my main OS as it ran like a dream in VMware and I'd love to make this my main OS. Thanks in advance for all help.