Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 510009
Using radeon causes laptop to over heat
Last modified: 2018-04-11 15:31:29 EDT
Description of problem:
Fedora 11 x86 or i386 live cd/install on a Asus F8s with an Ati Mobility HD2600 card overheats when using the RadeonHD drivers.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The one shipped on F11 live cd and the latest one on updates. (Sorry I cannot specify but had to downgrade to F10 to use the proprietary drivers)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Pop your live cd into the cd drive.
4. Install the gnome sensor applet and check the cpu temperature.
5. Watch it rise above 100ºC and be afraid.
Laptop Fans go berserk trying to cool down the laptop. It eventually overheats and the kernel forces a shutdown.
You can boot again to see several messages complaining about the temperature.
Cold and cool laptop running the latest Fedora.
My guess (an uneducated guess) is that for whatever reason the graphic card fans aren't working causing the card to overheat and being a laptop the heat spreads everywhere.
Using the ATI or Radeon drivers causes the same problem. (Do they use the same code to support this card?).
You have the same behaviour on an updated F10. I was an early adopter of F10 and used the open drivers (no alternative) and didn't had this problem. Then I changed to the proprietary ones for more functionality and never went back until F11. When I downgraded to F10 I tried once again the open drivers and got the mentioned issue.
This is a very serious bug. It blocks F11 from users using this card and F10 for those who don't want to use ati's proprietary drivers.
I'm not reinstalling F11 until this is solved or the proprietary drivers become available but I can always boot the live cd for testing. So if you need more info or testing on my part, do no hesitate to ask.
I am quite certain the Live CD is not shipping the xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd package with the radeonhd driver.
Reassigning to the xorg-x11-drv-ati package which ships the radeon driver, which is the one Fedora officially supports.
The priority should be to make sure Fedora's kernel and default userspace driver bits work together well out of the box.
radeonhd can come second.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command
yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'
Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
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Francisco, can you verify your load and load source, please? Also, if this bug is still a reproduceable one, please attach the logs as listed below.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
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We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
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Could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
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Closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
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