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I was having a problem with my screen resolution constantly changing on the fly while X was running with dual monitors.

Actually i am still having this problem but i think i figured out what was the trigger. It seems to happen only when my laptop starts to heat up when doing some CPU intensive tasks.

So i am wondering if there is such thing as a program that run in the background that tries to regulate heat or maybe the power management, that i could disable in order to get rid of the problem mentioned above. Maybe the unity equivalent of the gnome settings manager..

Thanks a lot for any help!

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This Program doesn't run in the background, but Jupiter Power management can scale your CPU, which should cool it down when it's too hot, hope this helps, it runs as a panel applet.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jupiter

if by chance you have an EEEPC (i doubt that) sudo apt-get install jupiter-support-eee

  • Thanks Jman though i might not have explain my self clearly but i am looking for a native program that would try to scale the CPU or GPU, so that i can desactivate it. – silkAdmin Oct 31 '11 at 14:02
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+1 for jupiter and install powertop from here

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