Bug#725704: xserver-xorg-video-radeon: driver overheats laptop, forces constant fan usage

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Mon Oct 7 08:22:51 PDT 2013

On Mon, 2013-10-07 at 09:04 -0600, Al Stone wrote:
> [...] on using the radeon driver, my laptop now stays very warm
> constantly, and the cooling fan never stops running (over 24 hours
> now).  On checking, it appears to be running 5-10 degrees Centigrade
> warmer all the time, just over the fan trip point.
> The radeon device is:
> 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4530/4570/545v] [1002:9553]

Can you try booting a 3.11 kernel with radeon.dpm=1 on the kernel
command line?

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