Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Ian K <omega_2_1@×××××.ca>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-laptop] [Fwd: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: My laptop is freaking me out.]
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 18:57:31
Message-Id: 42D5105B.1010306@yahoo.ca
Hi there,
I wrote this reply to the gentoo-user list, and no one has responded.
As I really need this resolved, I have brought the progress over here.
Here is the original message.


Richard Fish wrote:

>Ian K wrote: > > > >>>Probably not KDE, but possibly X itself. Maybe it isn't the CPU, but >>>the GPU that is overheating. >>> >>>The radeon driver has a "DynamicClocks" setting (man radeon). Do you >>>have this option in your xorg.conf file? >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>Nope, but after setting it to 'true' (and restarting my computer) >>I notice that my laptop cooling fans are on (probably about mid-speed) >>*constantly*. I'm looking over, and seeing my computer idling at >>0% CPU usage. Its fans are blasting cool air through it, and its running >>a lot less hot. Looks like you solved the problem. Heck, it doesn't matter >>if its the CPU or GPU warming up too much, the whole system is on >>at full blast after KDE is started. Its AWESOME! :) >> >>I will let you know if I have further problems. >> >> >> >> >> > >I seem to recall some kind of kernel problem with ACPI and fans not >turning on....I can't remember the details though, and I didn't have >this problem myself. > >Now, why setting DynamicClocks in the xorg.conf file would turn your >fans on, I cannot possibly comprehend!!! > >
Heres the bad news.. I turned my laptop on today, and the fans didn't come on like they did before, and within five minutes and 1 compile, the laptop was off.
>But, I'm glad it's working. > > > >>I do, but the directory "structure(?)" ends at thermal_zone. There >>is nothing in it. >> >> >> >> >> >Interesting...maybe we should double check your ACPI configuration >options. I have: > >carcharias linux # grep ^CONFIG.*ACPI /usr/src/linux/.config >CONFIG_ACPI=y >CONFIG_ACPI_BOOT=y >CONFIG_ACPI_INTERPRETER=y >CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP=y >CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP_PROC_FS=y >CONFIG_ACPI_AC=y >CONFIG_ACPI_BATTERY=y >CONFIG_ACPI_BUTTON=y >CONFIG_ACPI_VIDEO=y >CONFIG_ACPI_FAN=y >CONFIG_ACPI_PROCESSOR=y >CONFIG_ACPI_THERMAL=y >CONFIG_ACPI_BLACKLIST_YEAR=0 >CONFIG_ACPI_BUS=y >CONFIG_ACPI_EC=y >CONFIG_ACPI_POWER=y >CONFIG_ACPI_PCI=y >CONFIG_ACPI_SYSTEM=y > >
I get: CONFIG_ACPI=y CONFIG_ACPI_BOOT=y CONFIG_ACPI_INTERPRETER=y CONFIG_ACPI_AC=y CONFIG_ACPI_BATTERY=y CONFIG_ACPI_BUTTON=y CONFIG_ACPI_VIDEO=y CONFIG_ACPI_HOTKEY=y CONFIG_ACPI_FAN=y CONFIG_ACPI_PROCESSOR=y CONFIG_ACPI_THERMAL=y CONFIG_ACPI_BLACKLIST_YEAR=0 CONFIG_ACPI_BUS=y CONFIG_ACPI_EC=y CONFIG_ACPI_POWER=y CONFIG_ACPI_PCI=y CONFIG_ACPI_SYSTEM=y CONFIG_PNPACPI=y
>And during bootup, I get the following in /var/log/messages: > >Jul 11 07:20:11 carcharias ACPI: AC Adapter [ADP0] (on-line) >Jul 11 07:20:11 carcharias ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present) >Jul 11 07:20:11 carcharias ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT1] (battery absent) >Jul 11 07:20:11 carcharias ACPI: Lid Switch [LID] >Jul 11 07:20:11 carcharias ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [SLPB] >Jul 11 07:20:11 carcharias ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB] >Jul 11 07:20:11 carcharias ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling >states) >Jul 11 07:20:11 carcharias ACPI: Processor [CPU1] (supports 8 throttling >states) >Jul 11 07:20:11 carcharias ACPI: Thermal Zone [THM0] (52 C) > > >Do you get anything similar? > > >
Here is my boot log, Im sorry its so long, I dont know what we are looking for. [OT] No, I didn't name my computer after an aspect of Longhorn. I like King Arthur. Plus, its a cool name. ;) [/OT] Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: RSDP (v000 PTLTD ) @ 0x000f6b40 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: RSDT (v001 PTLTD RSDT 0x06040000 LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x1bf75dd2 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: FADT (v001 TOSCPL Chinook 0x06040000 ATI 0x00000003) @ 0x1bf7af24 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: MADT (v001 PTLTD APIC 0x06040000 LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x1bf7af98 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: SSDT (v001 PmRef CpuPm 0x00003000 INTL 0x20030224) @ 0x1bf75e02 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: DSDT (v001 TOSCPL SB200 0x06040000 MSFT 0x0100000e) @ 0x00000000 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x8008 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x01] enabled) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x00] high edge lint[0x1]) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x01] high edge lint[0x1]) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x02] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0]) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 high edge) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 21 low level) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: IRQ0 used by override. Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: IRQ2 used by override. Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: bus type pci registered Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Subsystem revision 20050408 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Interpreter enabled Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Assume root bridge [\_SB_.PCI0] segment is 0 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT] Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK0] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled. Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK1] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled. Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK2] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled. Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK3] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled. Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC0] (gpe 6) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P2P_._PRT] Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.AGP_._PRT] Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon pnp: PnP ACPI init Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:05.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: AC Adapter [ACAD] (off-line) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT1] (battery present) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF] Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Lid Switch [LID] Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB] Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes rom: no post: no) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1]) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling states) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: CPU1 (power states: C1[C1]) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: Processor [CPU1] (supports 8 throttling states) Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:05.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:14.6[B] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 18 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:14.1[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:04.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.2[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 18 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 18 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.1[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 18 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:14.5[B] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17 Jul 12 16:45:03 Avalon ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
>-Richard > > >
Thanks! Ian Thanks a lot guys/gals! (Ill be politically correct) Ian

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