The ati petition
volodya at mindspring.com
Sat Sep 4 19:19:11 PDT 2004
> Well, OK. Power management really is required, if only to have the damn fan
> not run 100% of the time on my laptop, but just managing to not crash & burn
This has little to do with X. Get a recent 2.6.x kernel, turn on ACPI and
cpufreq driver (the one that allows the processor to change frequency
dynamically) and search on Google for cpudynd . I had to modify its code a
little bit, but it works great and cpu fan is normally inaudible.
PS I do agree with comment below about benefits of FOSS drivers.
> on resume (Or even when returning from text mode) would be nice... Heck if
> they managed that I could use the fglrx drivers & probably wouldn't even care
> so much. But unlike the Open Source solution, there's nothing I can do beyond
> filling out a form on their site that gets completely ignored... I know it
> gets ignored, because I've filled it out for EVERY release they've made in
> the last 6 months since I got my r50p. And they've never fixed a single
> problem. Nor have they even acknowledged it.
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