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Fraser Smith (fraserYT)
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I've got a 2015 Pixel LS. Over the last few days, I've noticed a slight whine from the fan on occasion. The laptop is running hotter than normal in general and freezing on occasion, even just on routine tasks like browsing with ~5-6 tabs open.

I've had the machine for about 15 months so warranty will be expired but I'm keen to fix while it's still a niggle rather than wait for the fan to die, followed by a melted processor. Any suggestions?

Does anyone else get sore eyes when running Linux through Crouton via Xiwi?

By default, the text is blurry, but when I tick the HiDPI box in the Crouton extention, it gets sharp, but tiny. SO I've played around with settings to get text sizes back to normal, but now I find my eyes getting tired really quickly, compared to normal Chrome windows.

I'm wondering if there's some kind of interlace setting or flickering which is imperceptible but causing my eyes to get tired. Anyone Else?

After enabling Play Store, does anyone else find that the file explorer is inaccessible for a while after booting up? (e.g. when you try to open file explorer nothing happens, also, trying to bring up a shell window just gives a black screen) This is usually accompanied by the fan whirring like crazy.

This can go on anywhere between a couple of minutes to half an hour. Eventually, it'll just snap into life and the fan will settle down. It only happens when Play Store is enabled. Disabling the Play store and rebooting always fixes it.

It's been happening intermittently for me for a few months while I was in Developer and Beta Channels and I hoped it would be fixed in Stable, but if anything it's worse, since it seems to be every time now.

Slightly off-topic, but does anyone with a 2015 Pixel also have a Nexus 6P in Aluminium? If so, would you be able to post a picture of them side by side?

I'm thinking of buying a 6P but am undecided between black or aluminium. If the aluminium colour goes well with my Pixel LS, I'll buy it in a heartbeat!

I have an issue with my Pixel, which is more of a minor annoyance than a problem. Hopefully it's a simple thing to fix, but every time I touch the screen it shows a white circle underneath my finger.

I'm pretty certain it didn't do this when I first got the pixel, so I've probably just accidentally ticked the wrong box in developer options at some point, or something, but I can't, for the life of me, find where the option might be to hide it again.

Does anyone know?



Screen Flicker: It's been over a week now since the ChromeOS devs confirmed that a fix for the screen flicker issue which plagues many Pixel LS owners in Developer mode has been fixed in the Canary build, and will be filtering down eventually to the more stable builds. I'm just not brave enough to try such an unstable build on my main laptop so am waiting for it to arrive in Beta, but has anyone else been brave enough to try? More importantly, did it fix it? 

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