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[Bug 871983] [NEW] Radeon Mobility HD 3670 gets very hot, battery usage consequently low (45 minutes)


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The laptop HP EliteBook 8730w gets very hot. The battery life is very
short (45-50 minutes on Oneiric, 3-4 hours on Windows).

$ sensors
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:        +30.0°C  (crit = +115.0°C)
temp2:        +53.0°C  (crit = +105.0°C)
temp3:        +49.2°C  (crit = +110.0°C)
temp4:        +60.0°C  (crit = +110.0°C)
temp5:        +48.0°C  (crit = +85.0°C)
temp6:        +16.0°C  (crit = +105.0°C)

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:       +52.0°C  (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
Core 1:       +52.0°C  (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)

Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +70.0°C  

The temperature doesn't drop even when the laptop is completely idle.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.19-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,move,snap,compiztoolbox,place,gnomecompat,vpswitch,resize,ring,session,mousepoll,imgpng,unitymtgrabhandles,grid,regex,animation,wall,workarounds,expo,fade,ezoom,scale,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Mon Oct 10 21:56:52 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-10-07 09:50:42.700723
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 vboxhost, 4.1.4, 2.6.38-11-generic, x86_64: installed
 vboxhost, 4.1.4, 3.0.0-12-generic, x86_64: installed
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, whatever it takes to get this fixed in Ubuntu
 ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility HD 3670 [1002:9593] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30ec]
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP EliteBook 8730w
 Socket 0:
   product info: "RICOH", "Bay8Controller", "", ""
   manfid: 0x0000, 0x0000
   function: 254 (unknown)
 Socket 0:
   3.3V 16-bit PC Card
   Subdevice 0 (function 0) bound to driver "pata_pcmcia"
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=59ad8fb2-a45b-4f83-8bd1-b12499301514 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-ati
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-07 (3 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 01/26/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: 68PAD Ver. F.11
dmi.board.name: 30EC
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: KBC Version 91.23
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: CNU94039H1
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68PADVer.F.11:bd01/26/2010:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPEliteBook8730w:pvrF.11:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn30EC:rvrKBCVersion91.23:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr:
dmi.product.name: HP EliteBook 8730w
dmi.product.version: F.11
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.6+bzr20110929-0ubuntu3
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu25
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

** Affects: linux (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Medium
         Status: Incomplete

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug compiz-0.9 oneiric running-unity ubuntu
Radeon Mobility HD 3670 gets very hot, battery usage consequently low (45 minutes)
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