Overheating of laptops in Ubuntu is a very common problem. Before Ubuntu 13.04, Jupiter was the best tool to reduce overheating and increase battery performance in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. Couple of months before the release of Ubuntu 13.04, it was announced that Jupiter will not be developed anymore. and last Ubuntu version to get Jupiter support was Ubuntu 12.10. This came as a shock for many of Jupiter lovers and people tried lots of other alternates to Jupiter in Ubuntu 13.04 but trust me, none matched the performance of Jupiter.
After three months of Ubuntu 13.04 release, I have the good news for you. Jupiter is back from dead, almost. Now you can install Jupiter in Ubuntu 13.04 or Linux Mint 15.
Just a word of caution, it is not officially supported in Ubuntu 13.04 but it can be installed through a PPA developed by JoliCloud team.
How to install Jupiter in Ubuntu 13.04:
To install Jupiter in Ubuntu 13.04 and other Linux distributions based on Ubuntu 13.04 such as Linux Mint 15, use the following commands one by one in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jolicloud-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install jupiter
You just need to follow the instruction, nothing else. In case you want to uninstall Jupiter, you can remove the PPA.
How to use Jupiter in Ubuntu 13.04:
Once you have installed Jupiter, go to Unity Dash and look for Jupiter. Click on it to start it.
Once started, you can see Jupiter applet indicator in top panel. Jupiter provides you with a number of options such as disabling WifFi, touchpad, screen resolutions etc. But what you should be interested in is “performance”. Choose the Power Saving option from Performance.
And that’s all you need to do. No need to do any more configuration. It will automatically start from next boot. The only error you might occasionally see would be Ubuntu 13.04 has experienced internal error. But that is perfectly harmless. What you say? Are you happy to get Jupiter back in Ubuntu 13.04? Do share your views. Ciao