← Back to team overview

kernel-packages team mailing list archive

[Bug 488152] Re: 1002:9552 [HP ProBook 4710s] With ATI restricted driver deactivated, GPU is overheating


It won't help Thomas87 (knot-tomas) or himynameiskevin (kevinpook), but
proper power management for AMD/ATI Radeon R600 and newer hardware is
finally available in the 3.11 linux kernel.  Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy
Salamander" is based on the 3.11 kernel and also includes the necessary
updated radeon firmware.  On Saucy, to use this power management for the
AMD/ATI Radeon you will need to select it at boot by adding radeon.dpm=1
to your GRUB kernel boot options as described at

See the blog post at http://www.botchco.com/agd5f/?p=57 for further

Unlike the older dynpm method, the new DPM method works with multiple
monitors and there shouldn't be any flickering as the performance level
changes are handled by dedicated hardware rather than the driver.

The currently under-development Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" is based on
the 3.13 kernel which enables DPM by default (without needing the
radeon.dpm=1 boot parameter I mentioned above) for Radeon HD 4000
through Radeon HD 7000 series graphics processors but with some specific
ASICs being excluded. You can download a pre-release version at
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ and the final release is
scheduled for April 17th, 2014 as per

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Fix Released

You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel
Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu.

  1002:9552 [HP ProBook 4710s] With ATI restricted driver deactivated,
  GPU is overheating

Status in X.org XServer - ATI gfx chipset driver:
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-video-radeon

  If I deactivate the ATI restricted driver, and then restart my
  computer, GPU temp is between 70-80 degrees celsius instead of the
  usual 40-50, withot doing anything, no application running, no

  lspci -nn | grep VGA
  01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc M92 LP [Mobility Radeon HD 4300 Series] [1002:9552]
  Running Ubuntu Karmic Koala

  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Wed Nov 25 12:29:56 2009
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
  MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP ProBook 4710s
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl fglrx
  Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-15-generic root=UUID=46d71c1a-9e58-4fa5-ab38-6043122bf91d ro quiet splash
   PATH=(custom, user)
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-15.50-generic
   xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu7
   libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
   libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
   xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
   xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
  SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-ati
  Uname: Linux 2.6.31-15-generic i686
  dmi.bios.date: 09/10/2009
  dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.bios.version: 68PZI Ver. F.0D
  dmi.board.name: 3074
  dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.board.version: KBC Version 24.0D
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: CNU9410C2M
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68PZIVer.F.0D:bd09/10/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPProBook4710s:pvrF.0D:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn3074:rvrKBCVersion24.0D:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: HP ProBook 4710s
  dmi.product.version: F.0D
  dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
   distro:             Ubuntu
   architecture:       i686kernel:             2.6.31-15-generic

To manage notifications about this bug go to: