Clamshell - Mode: My laptop is overheating after upgrade budgie from 17.10 to 18.04


I’m experiencing heat issues when my laptop (Dell Precision 5520) lid is closed (see psenor temp screenshot).

My setting are:

  • Suspend disabled:
    sed -i -e 's/HandleLidSwitch=suspend/HandleLidSwitch=ignore/' /etc/systemd/logind.conf && systemctl restart systemd-logind

sudo systemctl mask

  • Tweaks > Power: Suspend when laptop lid is closed

Is there a fix or it it a known issue?


Sounds like a kernel issue.

Please report a bug on launchpad by running the following in a terminal:

ubuntu-bug kernel

The triagers are likely to ask you to try the latest upstream kernel either 4.16 or 4.17. They will give you instructions on how to-do this.

Note - if you didnt say to purge all obsolete packages after the upgrade the 17.10 4.13 kernel will still be available via grub - so you could also test with this and add this info to your bug report.