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Old 02-18-2011, 02:39 AM   #16
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The only option I can think of is go to
http://www.phoronix.com, chase up the ATI video drivers forums. (ATI=AMD)

The linux developers from amd lurk there, in particular John Bridgman. Post with a subject like AMD DEVELOPERS and ask wtf are you supposed to to. Make darn sure there's nothing out there before you do that, or they'll shred you.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 06:45 AM   #17
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NDISwrapper is for Wi-Fi drivers only.
Well, this is not good. Then any other suggestions?
 
Old 02-19-2011, 03:37 AM   #18
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Read my last post and check on google.com/linux with words like 'kernel' & ' module' in the search. Check AMD's site for a driver for linux. Google the world. Then cut loose on phoronix.
 
Old 02-27-2011, 01:06 PM   #19
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Ok. I asked phoronix. But until any reply there, any other ideas?
Let's repeat main terms of this topic:
The SB700 chip on main board of my ACER 5536 laptop is too hot on linux. It's temperature will cause the hard-drive to get too hot because it's installed upon hard-drive.
I have the similar problem on windows 7, but after installing acer provided chip-set driver on windows HDD temperature reduces down to 38 degrees and SB700 chip is cool. So the problem is somewhere in the operating system's kernel.
What should I do to reduce the temperature of SB700 on my Linux with 2.6.32-28 kernel?
Thanks again.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 02:51 AM   #20
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You're doing the right thing. I have an sb600, and it's fine.

While you are waiting, I would compile my own kernel. Do not enable all those crappy old bugfixes, or generic pci; compile in AMD & ATI support only.
make menuconfig / device drivers / serial ATA & parallel ata
 
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You're doing the right thing. I have an sb600, and it's fine.

While you are waiting, I would compile my own kernel. Do not enable all those crappy old bugfixes, or generic pci; compile in AMD & ATI support only.
make menuconfig / device drivers / serial ATA & parallel ata
Wow. God bless you man
I found some information herehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_700_chipset_series with four links at the end. I posted all four links here on phoronix forums. But I think because of a lot of links the forum threated my like a spammer! By the way, theres four links at the end of article to four git kernel patches, which must be what you call crappy old bugfixes! But it's not too bad to take a look at while compiling your kernel.
Are those fixes useful solving my problem?
Can you please tell me how you're doing this (Applying some patches and compiling a kernel and then installing it)? Where can I find some tutorial?
Thanks again.
 
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put kernel compile guide into www.google.com/linux and you'll find plenty of advice.

Patching works this way: put the patches in /usr/src, and the kernel in /usr/src/linux-version. cd into the kernel top source. ls .. will show you the patches. Usually this works

patch -Np1 -i ../whatever-silly-name-for-patch.patch

It should apply, ask no questions, and make no comments about saving parts as .rej files. Make darn sure you get the patches in chronological order. Usually you can ignore errors about stuff that's already applied. If it tells you you are mad, open the patch with less. Usually you can figure it from a line like this one from docbook.

--- docbook-xsl-1.73.0/manpages/docbook.xsl.manpages-charmap 2007-07-23 16:24:23.000000000 +0100
+++ docbook-xsl-1.73.0/manpages/docbook.xsl 2007-07-23 16:25:16.000000000 +0100

The p1 throws away everything in the filename left of the first '/'. Usually this is where the differences in filenames are.
 
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put kernel compile guide into www.google.com/linux and you'll find plenty of advice.

Patching works this way: put the patches in /usr/src, and the kernel in /usr/src/linux-version. cd into the kernel top source. ls .. will show you the patches. Usually this works

patch -Np1 -i ../whatever-silly-name-for-patch.patch

It should apply, ask no questions, and make no comments about saving parts as .rej files. Make darn sure you get the patches in chronological order. Usually you can ignore errors about stuff that's already applied. If it tells you you are mad, open the patch with less. Usually you can figure it from a line like this one from docbook.

--- docbook-xsl-1.73.0/manpages/docbook.xsl.manpages-charmap 2007-07-23 16:24:23.000000000 +0100
+++ docbook-xsl-1.73.0/manpages/docbook.xsl 2007-07-23 16:25:16.000000000 +0100

The p1 throws away everything in the filename left of the first '/'. Usually this is where the differences in filenames are.
Thanks. I will try that. But, have you compiled your kernel successfully? Was it stable? Which version you compiled? Is there a chance of solving the problem by simply installing the amd_64 version of Ubuntu on my laptop?
 
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I have compiled many kernels 2.0 - 2.6, Last one was 2.6.35.4 to add an agp patch. you learn about your box. Use make menuconfig & read help
 
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make menuconfig! That was what I haven't heard anything about before. Thank you man! It opened a new world to me. There's a lot of patches there. How can I find out which patches may help solving the problem?
 
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make menuconfig! That was what I haven't heard anything about before. Thank you man! It opened a new world to me. There's a lot of patches there. How can I find out which patches may help solving the problem?
There's a lot of help, which was available by pressing F1 I think under 'make config.' There's no patches, just options, and menus of menus. As a rule you only apply the patches you want/need. If someone takes up your kernel bug report, they will want you on the latest kernel and will patch against that, or more likely, point you at patches.
 
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There's a lot of help, which was available by pressing F1 I think under 'make config.' There's no patches, just options, and menus of menus. As a rule you only apply the patches you want/need. If someone takes up your kernel bug report, they will want you on the latest kernel and will patch against that, or more likely, point you at patches.
Searching all those helps by manually pressing F1 key and reading the text in front of your eyes... this is not a good idea. There must be an online database of menuconfig options to automatically search true. I will search the web.
By the way, I will try installing AMD64bit version of Ubuntu, although it seems to have no difference.
 
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Guys, my problem is not solved yet. But I do not know what to write here? "Any Idea?" or openning a new topic titled "How to find a suitable kernel patch for your device?" or simple type BUMP.
Please help me solve my problem with high temperature of SB700 chip and the HDD on my ACER5536 laptop.
 
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Guys, my problem is not solved yet. But I do not know what to write here? "Any Idea?" or openning a new topic titled "How to find a suitable kernel patch for your device?" or simple type BUMP.
Please help me solve my problem with high temperature of SB700 chip and the HDD on my ACER5536 laptop.
Problem solving on a forum goes like this
1. You come on and tell us what the problem is.
2. We ask questions and tell you to do stuff, and tell us what is going on.
3. You do the stuff, and post back with results, program output, etc.
4. Somebody diagnoses precisely and offers a cure.


What to do is: Read this thread from post #1, try everything that has been suggested, and report back with program output or detailed results. It's work. And you've got to do it. You have the problem.
 
  


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