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Re: Bouts of Extreme System Slug

Frank Cox <theatre sasktel net> writes:
> I've been thinking about buying or making some kind of a laptop lap
> desk to use instead of the book but haven't thought of a good design
> for one yet.

I plastic cutting board works well as a base for the laptop and keeps
the bed covers and/or pants legs from covering the intake vents.  One
other thing that helps is an extended battery pack that hangs down.  It
will lift the laptop up another 1/2 inch or so allowing the vent to work
even better.

I still miss the keyboard on my old Wyse-75 terminal.  It had a
flip-down bar along the back length.  I could keep it "hooked" over my
knees and type away in an extreme slouch position with feet on the
desk.  Too bad laptops need their bottom vents open.

Ob-fedora: /etc/sysconfig/cpuspeed be sure to add the following to help
keep the laptop from being damaged if the vents do get covered.

            OPTS="$OPTS -t /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/*/temperature 50"

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