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strange white bar
« on: September 19, 2013, 12:43:00 pm »
A strange white bar has appeared at the top of my latop desktop. No idea why or how. The laptop is still switching itself off randomly also.

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Re: strange white bar
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 01:37:48 pm »
Does anything appear if you click it ? .. try both left-click and right-click

What's the output from:
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cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp
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cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone1/temp
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Re: strange white bar
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 04:18:21 pm »
melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $ cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp
52000
melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $ cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone1/temp
50000
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R click nowt- L click  bar comes up saying Add/Remove Panel items

By the way noticed the laptop turns itself off mainly when a video ( online or the portable hardrive) is running. What happens is that the video stalls, and I can hear the laptop making some sort of whizzing noise. It isn't too hot as it sits on a cooling mat.
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Re: strange white bar
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 04:38:25 pm »
The cooling mat will have NO effect on CPU temperature .. that said, they're probably not too high at present.

I wonder if it's something to do with the power supply rating ? .. is it the original power supply ?

Is "Add/Remove Panel items" all that's displayed when you click the "white bar" ? ..it looks like you've created a second lxpanel, if there's an option, right-click the "white bar" and select "Delete This Panel" then confirm OK.
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Re: strange white bar
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 06:43:28 pm »
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The cooling mat will have NO effect on CPU temperature .. that said, they're probably not too high at present.

I wonder if it's something to do with the power supply rating ? .. is it the original power supply ?

Well, I don't know what is going on with that CPU! Maybe it is dusty as someone suggested in another post. I am not sure what you mean by original power supply. I am not using the battery and it is plugged into mains with the cable I was given with it by my late bro's partner.



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Is "Add/Remove Panel items" all that's displayed when you click the "white bar" ? ..it looks like you've created a second lxpanel, if there's an option, right-click the "white bar" and select "Delete This Panel" then confirm OK.

Yes that is deleted thanks,- no idea how I created an lxpanel- whatever that is!
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Re: strange white bar
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 07:18:08 pm »
The power supply will be a small box in the middle of the power lead ;)

So I'm wondering if it's the original power lead (including power supply brick).

Is there a sticker underneath the PC with the model number ?

What's the output from:
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inxi -F
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Re: strange white bar
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 10:42:21 pm »
elissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU Kernel: 3.2.0-51-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.5.0) Distro: Peppermint Three
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP Compaq nx6325 (RH628ES#ABU) version: F.03
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 30B0 version: KBC Version 40.15
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: 68TT2 Ver. F.03 date: 10/11/2006
CPU:       Single core Mobile AMD Sempron 3400+ (-UP-) cache: 256 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3) clocked at 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
Audio:     Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet driver: tg3
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:17:08:3d:72:04
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:14:a5:fb:f3:e6
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 40.0GB (11.1% used) 1: /dev/sda FUJITSU_MHV2040B 40.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 37G used: 4.2G (13%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 0.74GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: 35.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 124 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 290.7/685.1MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33
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Re: strange white bar
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 10:44:51 pm »
The power supply will be a small box in the middle of the power lead ;)

So I'm wondering if it's the original power lead (including power supply brick).

Is there a sticker underneath the PC with the model number ?


It is the original lead I think. Bit dark to look for stickers- will have a look tomorrow morning. Once I finish this Beethoven online course and am not gonna be watching Star Trek via the portable HD will be using the Dell netbook mostly again- that little one works a dream!
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Re: strange white bar
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2013, 10:58:56 pm »
Okey dokey :)
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