I was wondering if Jupiter (Interface for display, power and device control) will work in Ubuntu 13.10, because my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C855D, AMD A6-4400M with Radeon HD Graphics running Ubuntu 13.04 x64) keeps overheating, I tried some other tools, like laptop-mode-tools or TLP, none of those work, not at all. Jupiter was the only option and it's supposedly discontinued, the version I'm using is being maintained by JoliCloud team, but they told me they're not sure if it will work with 13.10... If it doesn't work, I'm definitely not upgrading, since overheating is a major issue for me... Thanks in advance!
do not use jupiter. It does not work properly on 13.10. By the way I have gained approx. 1 hour more battery time by using this :
sudo apt-get install laptop-mode-tools
Use TLP instead
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
sudo tlp start
My system Lenovo G780 i7 / 8GB / dual hdd
What you want to do is add the repository from jolicloud. Here are the steps to install it on Ubuntu 13.10:
In the terminal enter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jolicloud-team/ppa
Go to Software&Updates in Ubuntu
- Then select Other Software tab
- Then you want to click on http://ppa.launchpad.net/jolicloud-team/ppa/ubuntu
- Then click Edit
- Then in the Distribution box change
raring. Then click okay and close Software&Updates.
Now in the terminal enter:
sudo apt-get update
Lastly in terminal enter:
sudo apt-get install jupiter
Now you have installed Jupiter!
Check to see if you can disable your Catalsyt card via AMD drivers in case you have installed them, usually it needs a sudo, also you will need to reboot. The system with then run on Intel graphics and with TLP, it will bring temps down.
I recently ran across a possible solution in the article:
There is a program that they suggest as a replacement to Jupiter called TLP that is a power management applet for laptops and netbooks that prevents common overheating problems that might help, it's still being maintained unlike Jupiter so you'd be more likely to have success in the long run.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update
no need for anything else just add the repository and it should do the rest