My laptop has a webcam and a mic built-in on top.
The laptop is XPS M1210
The distro is Kubuntu 2.6.20-16-generic
The problem I've had, ever since I bought the laptop and installed beloved Ubuntu, is that while the webcam is not supported, it overheats rapidly while the laptop is merely turned on. My best guess is that the laptop is providing power to the webcam in a way it can't handle, since it's connected as a USB device, or maybe hotplug is probing it continually or something.. Who knows. But I have no idea how to prevent it from heating up to extreme temperatures, but I don't want to change distros, either.
Does someone know how I could prevent the overheating? I'll provide more system information if you know what to ask for. I'm terrible with hardware management, so I don't know where to begin tackling this problem.