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  1002:9612 [HP Pavilion tx2500 Notebook PC] ATI card fan is always on
  with opensource radeon driver

Status in xserver-xorg-driver-ati:
Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  $ cat /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_profile

  When I use the opensource driver for my ATI card the notebook fan is
  always spinning and temperature of outgoing air from fan is very high,
  even when I set /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_profile to low and
  cpu mode to powersave. With proprietary drivers (fglrx) I set video
  card performance to "ondemand" (I forgot the exact name of this mode
  in ATI control center) and cpu mode to ondemand, and the notebook
  isn't hot, fans are not spinning (if I don't start flash, games or
  some similar app with high cpu load). So with fglrx I can use the
  notebook on battery for 1.5 - 2 hours and it's not hot, but with the
  opensource driver notebook on battery is dead in 50 minutes, the fan
  is always on, it noise is loud, and the notebook is very hot.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic i686
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl
  Architecture: i386
  CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,imgjpeg,compiztoolbox,decor,snap,move,grid,mousepoll,regex,gnomecompat,winrules,resize,vpswitch,staticswitcher,imgpng,imgsvg,place,text,wall,shift,unitymtgrabhandles,animation,expo,session,workarounds,fade,scale,unityshell]
  CompositorRunning: compiz
   status: disconnected
   enabled: disabled
   dpms: On
   status: connected
   enabled: enabled
   dpms: On
   modes: 1280x800 1280x720 1152x768 1024x768 800x600 848x480 720x480 640x480
   status: disconnected
   enabled: disabled
   dpms: On
  Date: Sat Apr  2 11:22:18 2011
  DistUpgraded: Fresh install
  DistroCodename: natty
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  DkmsStatus: bcmwl,, 2.6.38-7-generic, i686: installed
   ATI Technologies Inc RS780M/RS780MN [Radeon HD 3200 Graphics] [1002:9612] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f1]
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta 1 i386 (20110329.1)
  MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion tx2500 Notebook PC
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-7-generic root=UUID=3f65bc34-e565-469c-bde1-e492cfd241ad ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  Renderer: Unknown
  SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-ati
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 08/18/2009
  dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.bios.version: F.0F
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
  dmi.board.name: 30F1
  dmi.board.vendor: Quanta
  dmi.board.version: 97.22
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Quanta
  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.0F:bd08/18/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPPaviliontx2500NotebookPC:pvrRev1:rvnQuanta:rn30F1:rvr97.22:cvnQuanta:ct10:cvrN/A:
  dmi.product.name: HP Pavilion tx2500 Notebook PC
  dmi.product.version: Rev 1
  dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4git20110322-0ubuntu5
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu5
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.1-0ubuntu3
  version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6~3ubuntu11
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu6

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