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Re: Problems with open source ati driver

On 05/08/12 18:39, John Kapnogiannis wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM, John Kapnogiannis <smokejohn@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
> The low profile seems to keep the laptop on a temperature that it
> doesnt need to shut off.
> It is still hot though :P Now the only thing that I must fix is KDM not loading

Yes, I also tried the low power profile and while it helped to bring the
temperature down, it wasn't low enough to cause the fan to stop spinning
like with the fglrx proprietary driver, so I decided to keep the old
fglrx driver for now.

Adrian Fita

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