strange white bar

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.

Does anything appear if you click it ? … try both left-click and right-click

What’s the output from:

cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp


cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone1/temp

melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $ cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp
melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $ cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone1/temp
melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $

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.

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.

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.

Is "Add/Remove Panel items" all that's displayed when you click the "white bar" ? 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!

The power supply will be a small box in the middle of the power lead :wink:

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:

inxi -F

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
melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $

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!

Okey dokey :slight_smile: