[mythtv-users] Laptop - front end question...

Mike LaPlante mike at dividia.net
Fri Sep 14 14:36:09 UTC 2007

Tim Hartley wrote:
>> but if it comes down to it you can always disable the hardware that tells
>> the computer the lid is closed.  It should be easy enough to figure out if
> Keep in mind that laptops are probably (not an expert here) meant to
> operate with some airflow over the keyboard for cooling.  I have a
> friend who uses a laptop as his remote frontend, and he was getting
> stalls in the video due to the cpu throttling back because of heat.
> Leaving the lid open even two or three inches solved it.
> Tim
While that is probably true for many laptops, I have a very old school 
Dell laptop that has a docking station. It runs pretty solid with the 
lip completely closed while hooked up to the docking station. Granted 
its like a P2 which doesn't get very hot.


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