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bryesk
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Message 947392 - Posted: 15 Nov 2009, 5:52:32 UTC

I just installed ubuntu on an old laptop and am running SETI and Einstein. The problem, no matter how much I change the power settings to tell the computer to stay on always, the computer still shuts off at some point. Any ideas?

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Message 947417 - Posted: 15 Nov 2009, 8:29:22 UTC - in response to Message 947392.

Probably it gets too hot from constant usage at 100% and does an emergency shutdown.

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Message 947441 - Posted: 15 Nov 2009, 13:14:45 UTC - in response to Message 947417.

Probably it gets too hot from constant usage at 100% and does an emergency shutdown.

Fair idea. Is it full of dust? Air vents blocked?

Have you checked for the power-save features for both the "screensaver" and the "general" powersave (power scheme) settings? It may just be powering down due to no detected user activity.

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