Laptop with Nvidia GPU is hot while using xserver-xorg-video-nouveau driver

Bug #1196049 reported by Norbert on 2013-06-29
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Nouveau Xorg driver
Invalid
Medium
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

I have Sony VAIO F13Z1R laptop with GeForce GT 425M.
Under all versions of Ubuntu (12.04+) it is hot, while using xserver-xorg-video-nouveau driver.

> sensors
acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +70.0°C (crit = +98.0°C)
temp2: +70.0°C (crit = +98.0°C)

nouveau-pci-0100
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1: +70.0°C (high = +95.0°C, hyst = +3.0°C)
                       (crit = +105.0°C, hyst = +5.0°C)
                       (emerg = +135.0°C, hyst = +5.0°C)

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0: +70.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1: +70.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2: +70.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3: +70.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.8-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.10.0-0.7-generic 3.10.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 3.10.0-0-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.10.2-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Sat Jun 29 18:59:54 2013
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: saucy
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GraphicsCard:
 NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 425M] [10de:0df0] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907a]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-06-29 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha i386 (20130626)
MachineType: Sony Corporation VPCF13Z1R
MarkForUpload: True
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.10.0-0-generic root=UUID=913c23e3-8a56-4fcf-b2f7-cca3abf84cfb ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 10/20/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: R0190Y9
dmi.board.asset.tag: N/A
dmi.board.name: VAIO
dmi.board.vendor: Sony Corporation
dmi.board.version: N/A
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: N/A
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Sony Corporation
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrR0190Y9:bd10/20/2010:svnSonyCorporation:pnVPCF13Z1R:pvrC607OEHZ:rvnSonyCorporation:rnVAIO:rvrN/A:cvnSonyCorporation:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: VPCF13Z1R
dmi.product.version: C607OEHZ
dmi.sys.vendor: Sony Corporation
version.compiz: compiz N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.45-2ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.1.3-0ubuntu4
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.1.3-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu2b2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.1.0-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.21.9-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.8-0ubuntu1
xserver.bootTime: Sat Jun 29 14:35:31 2013
xserver.configfile: default
xserver.errors:
 Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
 Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.version: 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu13
xserver.video_driver: nouveau

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
tags: added: precise raring
description: updated
tags: removed: i386

I have Sony VAIO F13Z1R laptop with GeForce GT 425M.
Under all versions of Ubuntu (12.04+) it is hot, while using xserver-xorg-video-nouveau driver.

> sensors
acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +70.0°C (crit = +98.0°C)
temp2: +70.0°C (crit = +98.0°C)

nouveau-pci-0100
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1: +70.0°C (high = +95.0°C, hyst = +3.0°C)
                       (crit = +105.0°C, hyst = +5.0°C)
                       (emerg = +135.0°C, hyst = +5.0°C)

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0: +70.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1: +70.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2: +70.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3: +70.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

For logs see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-nouveau/+bug/1196049.

Currently nouveau does no power management, meaning that
* voltage control
* clock control
* clock gating
* ASPM

are all running on default (set by bios) settings. It's has been worked on for a while now and there is still more work needed

Changed in nouveau:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed

This is not the appropriate forum to track "power management not supported" issues. This is something that's being worked on, when it's supported, should it not work, feel free to file bugs then.

Do you really understand that Nvidia-based 1500-3000$ laptop may be really killed by overheat with pretty non-binary / no-blob / GPL-friendly opensource driver? Are you kidding? :)

It seems Linus Torvalds was right about Nvidia and their (Optimus) hardware.

OK, Ilia. Where do yo recommend to post such report about "power management not supported" issues?

(In reply to comment #3)
> Do you really understand that Nvidia-based 1500-3000$ laptop may be really
> killed by overheat with pretty non-binary / no-blob / GPL-friendly
> opensource driver? Are you kidding? :)
>
The temperatures you've mentioned will not kill your laptop.

> OK, Ilia. Where do yo recommend to post such report about "power management
> not supported" issues?
>
There is not much of a benefit in (re-)posting "power management does not work", most people are aware about this and working on it one way or the other. If you really want to help, be more understanding and work with the nouveau team rather than posting annoying replies.

Btw have you realised the _massive_ amount of work that PM is ? The AMD/ATI DPM code that landed in linux 3.11 is over 50kloc and all of it was done by the vendor.

Thanks

(In reply to comment #3)
> Do you really understand that Nvidia-based 1500-3000$ laptop may be really
> killed by overheat with pretty non-binary / no-blob / GPL-friendly
> opensource driver? Are you kidding? :)

I really understand. But no amount of understanding will make it a good idea to file bugs about it. [Also note that most CPU/GPU chips have overheat protection.]

> OK, Ilia. Where do yo recommend to post such report about "power management
> not supported" issues?

I would recommend sitting tight and waiting for this functionality to be released. The Nouveau project's devs are well aware of the lack of power management support. You can also come to #nouveau and see if some devs are willing to share their reclocking scripts with you, although it's more than likely that the answer will be "no" or that they won't work at all for you.

Changed in nouveau:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: latest-bios-r0190y9
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