More power consumption and more heat scince 9.04 on my Laptop

Bug #372024 reported by aesop on 2009-05-05
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Nominated for Intrepid by aesop
Nominated for Jaunty by aesop

Bug Description

I switched clean (new installation) to Ubuntu 9.04 64bit from 8.10 64 bit. I have a HP 6715s with AMD X2 and ATI x1250.
When i boot Ubuntu the cooling fan starts every 30 seconds with CPU @800MHz and PowerTop shows a power consumption of 19 watts. With Ubuntu Ibex it was every 5 Minutes for less then 10 seconds and a power consumption of 13 watts. I think there is something wrong with the free xorg driver radeon maybe.

Someone told me to switch off the tracker-service - i tried with no effect. The Problem is also reported in german at http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/notebookluefter-unter-jaunty-dreht-haeufiger/

aesop (peteriva) on 2009-05-05
description: updated
tags: added: 9.04 fan laptop notebook ubuntu
aesop (peteriva) on 2009-05-06
description: updated
summary: - Notebookfan starts to work very often
+ More power consumption and more heat scince 9.04 on my Laptop
datenteiler (datenteiler) wrote :
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I have a similar problem on my Acer Aspire 2920 with intel video card. The fan runs permanently. I don't have installed tracker but I have downgraded my intel driver to 2.4: https://wiki.edubuntu.org/ReinhardTartler/X/RevertingIntelDriverTo2.4 because I didn't have the problem with Intrepid Ibex. Nothing worked. The fan still runs permanently.

My harddisk gots a little bit too warm:

$ sudo hddtemp /dev/sda
/dev/sda: WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0: 56°C
$ sudo acpi -t
     Battery 0: Full, 100%
     Thermal 0: ok, 43.0 degrees C
     Thermal 1: ok, 45.0 degrees C

Top shows mainly xorg and firefox on the top:

 2993 root 20 0 329m 21m 9096 S 5 1.1 0:41.98 Xorg
 4024 christia 20 0 189m 69m 23m S 4 3.5 1:08.98 firefox
 4143 christia 20 0 34924 15m 9.8m S 3 0.8 0:03.11 gnome-terminal
 4703 root 20 0 2448 1196 912 R 1 0.1 0:00.61 top
 1759 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.15 iwlagn
 3561 christia 20 0 7896 4712 2228 S 0 0.2 0:00.56 gconfd-2
 3796 christia 20 0 120m 33m 21m S 0 1.7 0:01.91 evolution

And powertop shows this:

  55,0% (423,3) <interrupt> : PS/2 keyboard/mouse/touchpad
  12,6% ( 96,8) <Kernel IPI> : Rescheduling interrupts
  10,6% ( 82,0) <interrupt> : extra timer interrupt
  10,1% ( 78,0) firefox : futex_wait (hrtimer_wakeup)
   2,2% ( 16,7) <interrupt> : iwlagn
   1,9% ( 14,4) Xorg : schedule_hrtimeout_range (hrtimer_wakeup)
   1,4% ( 11,0) usplash : scan_async (ehci_watchdog)
   1,4% ( 10,5) <interrupt> : ata_piix
   1,0% ( 7,6) <Kernel Kern> : hrtimer_start (tick_sched_timer)
   0,9% ( 7,0) USB Gerät 1-1 : USB2.0-CRW (Generic)
   0,8% ( 6,0) <interrupt> : ehci_hcd:usb1, uhci_hcd:usb3
   0,5% ( 4,2) <interrupt> : acpi
   0,3% ( 2,4) Xorg : hrtimer_start (it_real_fn)
   0,2% ( 1,8) gnome-screensav : schedule_hrtimeout_range (hrtimer_wakeup)
   0,1% ( 1,0) NetworkManager : tg3_open (tg3_timer)
   0,1% ( 1,0) <Kernel Modul> : queue_delayed_work (delayed_work_timer_fn)
   0,1% ( 1,0) <Kernel Kern> : neigh_table_init_no_netlink (neigh_periodic_timer)
   0,1% ( 1,0) hald-addon-stor : schedule_hrtimeout_range (hrtimer_wakeup)

This is the hardware of the Aspire 2920:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family)...

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Is this bug reproducible with the latest Lucid packages ?
Thanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage .

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

datenteiler (datenteiler) wrote :

It's OK in Lucid. I think this bug report can be closed.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

This bug report is being closed due to your last comment regarding this being fixed with an update. For future reference you can manage the status of your own bugs by clicking on the current status in the yellow line and then choosing a new status in the revealed drop down box. You can learn more about bug statuses at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Status. Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please submit any future bugs you may find.

tags: added: aspire2920 hp6715 jaunty
removed: 9.04 fan laptop notebook ubuntu
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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