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From: Ian K <omega_2_1@...>
Subject: [Fwd: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: My laptop is freaking me out.]
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 13:00:11 +0000
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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