Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBook Pro – Overheating Issues

14.04macbook pro

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my MacBook Pro. But whenever I use more than 20 minutes it gets scorching hot. I tried installing laptop mode but apparently it doesn't exist.

I found something about running on efi vs bootcamp. Is that the reason why? If so can anyone explain how to fix it or suggest a link?

Could it be other reasons?

Also I had Yosemite so I used rEFInd

Best Answer

You need to install Nvidia driver and also a switch utility.

Run in terminal

sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-prime

and reboot.

Without the driver both Nvidia and Intel adapters consume power and that is why the laptop is heating.

You can check which adapter is working by

prime-select query

Switch to Nvidia by

sudo prime-select nvidia

switch to Intel by

sudo prime-select intel

Or do in in GUI Nvidia-Settings program.

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