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Re: Problems with open source ati driver



On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Adrian Fita <adrian.fita@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

I think downgrading the xorg is not a solution. Sometime you will have
to upgrade. I will try out the setting the power managment profile to
low and report back. :) Thanks


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