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LOL the topic name alone, i had to lol! dont do it.
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If I can, I will just take out the GPU. I just opened up the laptop, but there are two screws that I don't have a bit small enough to un-screw, so I'll have to pick one up tomorrow.
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Try disabling the GPU via software or BIOS. Taking it out shouldn't be needed.

[edit] Try following this to get the proper drivers installed, then you should be able to disable the GPU properly I would think: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450
Edited by Crazy9000 - 12/13/12 at 9:54pm
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Why not get a small potentiometer and drill a small hole somewhere on the side of your laptop. Solder the wires to the fan and bingo a easy DIY fan controller for a laptop. I was thinking about doing this vary thing with my G60vx. You can get potentiometers pretty small so space in the laptop should not be a issue.

Though for your laptop it is better just to run windows, linux support is on that thing must be tedious. Windows 8 will let you downgrade to 7 with any windows 7 key if i'm not mistaken, even if its being used on another machine. Also the OEM key on the bottom of laptops have never been used if you have never reinstalled windows with them. From the factory OEM computers uses a key that many other PC's share as they all come from the same image. The windows key a laptop comes with is not the one that on the sticker.

You would be better off selling that POS sony laptop for a laptop better sited for linux. Preferably something not sony, unless you like cheap plastic and horrible keyboard flex. Same things goes for Acer, Dell used to be crap but now they are OK. HP is still fine, Lenovo is also great. Just skip on anything with dual graphics as that doesnt work well in linux, that is if battery life is important to you.
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I would have bought one of the idea pads, actually.
Or maybe even waited for a Vizio...

But at the time it was the best in the smallest package for a good price. If the idea pad had a 1600 x 900(or better) screen that was 13.3", I'd have gotten that. I know Lenovo has good Linux support.


Now that I mentioned Vizio, does anyone know how they fare with Linux?
Edited by Sazexa - 12/13/12 at 10:26pm
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In my mind you have two very serious (more than just annoying) issues with your laptop.Loud cooling fan and short battery life.I myself would try very hard to trade this laptop in on a model that suits you right out of the gate.I find customizing laptops to be close to the proverbial "can of worms".Many Laptops (and I certainly have not seen them all) just do not lend themselves to customizing.
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I would have bought one of the idea pads, actually.
Or maybe even waited for a Vizeo...
But at the time it was the best in the smallest package for a good price. If the idea pad had a 1600 x 900(or better) screen that was 13.3", I'd have gotten that. I know Lenovo has good Linux support.

Lenovo has treated screen Rez like crap on the ideapads. I remember my old T41 and T60 having a 1400x1050 14" screen and my T61p having a 1680x1050 15.4" screen. Yet my Asus G60VX has a disappointing 1366x768 16" screen. Mainly why my lenovo is for web browsing and G60 for gaming, Can't wait to get a Tablet/Notebook hybrid with 1080p screen tongue.gif
The screen resolutions on laptops these days are sad, The fact that it is so hard to find a laptop with a AMD APU with a screen rez higher then 720p is mind blowing. Phones are starting to have 720p screen and they are only around 5", why we are getting nearly the same rez on a 15" screen is beyond me.

Edit: sorry this is more of a rant and not helpful tongue.gif
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I would have bought one of the idea pads, actually.
Or maybe even waited for a Vizio...
But at the time it was the best in the smallest package for a good price. If the idea pad had a 1600 x 900(or better) screen that was 13.3", I'd have gotten that. I know Lenovo has good Linux support.
Now that I mentioned Vizio, does anyone know how they fare with Linux?

I'm going to tell you right now...if you want a laptop that is guaranteed to work with Linux then click my link "REALLY THINK DIFFERENT" in my sig and check out what those retailers have to offer as they only ship with Linux.
     
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Any ThinkPad will run linux fine. I have a T60 and Mint 13 and 14 recognized everything out of the box. No issues. I have owned several TP's and all ran every distro I threw at them without a hitch.
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Any ThinkPad will run linux fine. I have a T60 and Mint 13 and 14 recognized everything out of the box. No issues. I have owned several TP's and all ran every distro I threw at them without a hitch.

Do you know about the idea pads?

The U series looks quite nice; I just wish the screen resolution was higher.
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