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Old 06-14-2011, 08:50 AM   #1
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Fedora 15 and ati graphics on laptop

For some reason my laptop runs hotter when running Fedora, than it does with windows. I am wondering if the problem is with video. Currently using default video driver.
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Powersave settings may help. Check speed of the processor and with GPUZ under Windows clocks of the graphic card. Under Windows your laptop propably goes into powersaving mode. I don't know if you have something like dmesg in fedora, but with # dmesg | grep MHz you can check clocks of the processor.
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The open source AMD driver sometimes has problems with power-saving, try the proprietary driver, if possible.
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Thanks for your quick replies. As far as power saving goes, I prefer high performance in windows, and it seems fine not getting to hot. When not in use i just put to sleep.

Now with Fedora 15 on the other hand, I have found out that the current proprietary drivers are uncompatable with gnome-shell.

I have to be careful, because this laptop is a replacement for a laptop that had gpu overheat issues. Thankfully the Nvidia gpu litigation settlement was how I got the new laptop, so I am kind of sensitive when it comes to heat issues.


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