I’ve got a wierd thing going on and don’t really know where to start troubleshooting it.
Basically I’m running Arch with 5.10 LTS on an Intel Comet Lake i5.
When leaving my ThinkPad docked to an external monitor/ keyboard the fan never really kicks on as long as I’m using it.
Now whenever I let it sit for a while and it screen blanks etc. The fan kicks on and it gets really hot after a while. Then whenver start using the periphials and unblank the screen it cools back down.
I just don’t get why it has to go into Turbo mode when I’m not using it then it throttles back down when I’m using it. Strange and don’t really know where to start trouble shooting this. Any ideas?
BTW this has happened on any distro I’ve tried with 5.10 or newer kernels.