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Apparently Valve ballsed up the last update.
Sep 27, 2013 @ 11:33pm
If you followed Linux news lately, it appears that Nvidia is a lot more friendly toward the Linux community, having published some documentation about their hardware and even working toward improving the Nouveau open-source drivers.

It makes me wonder whether Valve really has that much influence(it's kinda awe-inspiring tbh) O_O

Jul 19, 2013 @ 11:45am
In topic Laptop overheats due to primus
Originally posted by RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:
Generally speaking, an overheating problem is usually the cause of hardware, not software insofar.

I cleaned it quite recently to be honest. I suspected some sort of power regression at first, so I wanted to see if somebody had this laptop on windows and experienced the same with Dota, because apparently n5110s DO overheat a lot even on windows(There literally is no fan on the CPU, just a heatsink).

However, I did solve it temporarily by underclocking the cpu with 0.5GHz, which makes me believe it's not the GPU's fault.
Jul 19, 2013 @ 7:56am
In topic Laptop overheats due to primus
Originally posted by mannerov:
The CPU may be hot due to the GPU being hot too. Could you see if the temperature of the GPU gets high too? Do you know if the problem happen too with your laptop and Windows? If you run an heavy cpu task without using the GPU, do you have an overheating?

I posted here hoping somebody would have some wexperience with this model on Windows aswell. I might end up installing Win 7 to check whether this persists.

However having read about on forums too, it seems that this series of laptops might just be poorly designed with respect to ventilation. And yes, both the GPU and the CPU get hot simultaneously, probably due to placement.
Jul 19, 2013 @ 7:15am
In topic Laptop overheats due to primus
I just installed the Dota 2 test client and I ran it on my i5, Nvidia gt525m, Arch x64 KDE, Dell n5110 laptop. Having a laptop I'm using bumblebee with primus to run it, however this causes massive overheating(even reboot due to critical temp) of the CPU due to what I believe to be Intel's Turbo Boost overclocking. The video setting run 60+fps on high despite the heat.

If I disable SpeedStep from BIOS or cap the frequency with cpupower, it overheats less frequently. I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with this laptop model and this problem and what should be done.
Feb 9, 2013 @ 5:45am
In topic Campaign: Dota 2 on Linux
At the rate they are porting stuff, it looks pretty promising for all valve games, given that we already have 2 Source games and the goldsrc games working pretty nicely.
Nov 3, 2012 @ 5:54am
In topic Starting Steam without a desktop enviroment
Well XBMC uses X libraries to do some barebones window management for the fullscreen xbmc window. This could actually improve performance with no composition because games would run fullscreen anyway.

Though this brings in the problem that steam must manage the XDG session on its own (all the autostart stuff, network manager, etc). And that kind of integration is really difficult to achieve, because we do not realize that this means asking for a Steam DE which is easy with XBMC because it is an open set of libraries and 3rd party frontends to such utilities are easily coded(ex. NetworkManager frontend, etc).
Arch x86 64bit + XFCE. Customised the hell outta this baby.
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