This week has brought a few changes for me. I have returned to Bali and am enjoying the weather and a great (and affordable) environment to focus on my studies.
Living in Indonesia also entails a much higher temperature and my laptop was running in pretty hot in Ubuntu. I’ve been through most of the motions with trying to get it tuned right like TLP, Thermald, lm-sensors, Psensor, different kernels, and video card drivers. It’s been a headache at times but the experience has taught me about dealing with Linux on machines. I decided to try Mint 18.2, but with no luck I went for 18.1. It’s now on the latest kernel and video drivers. A few more tweaks and it’s running efficiently (knock on wood.