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Greetings dear Ubuntu users,

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 X64 on my Asus K56CB notebook. And it has not been a good expierence so far. After one minute, my laptop gets very hot and the fan is going crazy. I think this is because of my laptop having both an Intel GPU and a Nvidia GPU.

I seriously don't know how to fix this problem. I had no problems on Windows 8 with the fan or my laptop getting too hot, but I really don't want to go back to Windows as I like Ubuntu much better.

I really hope someone can help me solve this problem as it is very irritating to work with al that fan noise and a hot keyboard.

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Nvidia's discrete graphics solution was built with Windows in mind. By default Linux will keep both your GPUs hot all the time. Bumblebee is the Linux answer to Optimus. In Ubuntu 13.10, sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia and reboot. webupd8.org have a nice, up-to-date, high-level guide.

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