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Re: Problems with open source ati driver

On 05/08/12 11:59, John Kapnogiannis wrote:


> My problem on all this is that after a while my laptop starts to gain
> high temperature leading to a complete cut of power. Suppose this is a
> failsafe method for it to avoid permanent damage. I have searched but
> I have found no solution. Any help?

This is an old issue with the open source xorg radeon driver. See
here[1] a bug report.

 [1]: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36438

The best solution that I found was to downgrade to xorg 1.11 and hold
the packages from upgrading so I can use the fglrx driver. Some
instructions on how to do the downgrade[2].

 [2]: http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2012/07/msg00647.html

Adrian Fita

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