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LinuxMint MATE 18.3 / ATI HD 7670 fan control

Post by OutOfMemory » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:40 pm

Hi,
According to inxi -G I have following system at my desk:
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Turks [Radeon HD 7600 Series]
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: AMD TURKS (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-31-generic, LLVM 5.0.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4

Everything is working fine except graphics card's fan is at high speed and makes annoying noise.
Is there any way to control / lower fan speed with combination of LM Mate 18.3, ATI Radeon 7670 and open source drivers.

Thank you
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Re: LinuxMint MATE 18.3 / ATI HD 7670 fan control

Post by Pjotr » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:55 pm

Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: LinuxMint MATE 18.3 / ATI HD 7670 fan control

Post by OutOfMemory » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:04 pm

Hi,

Here is an output:

inxi -Fxz
System: Host: d-p6731fr-m Kernel: 4.13.0-31-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: p6731fr-m
Mobo: FOXCONN model: 2AA9 v: 1.00 Bios: American Megatrends v: 6.10 date: 09/07/2010
CPU: Quad core AMD Athlon II X4 640 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 23999
clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 1800 MHz 3: 800 MHz 4: 2300 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Turks [Radeon HD 7600 Series] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: AMD TURKS (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-31-generic, LLVM 5.0.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-31-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (34.5% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: CT250BX100SSD1 size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 222G used: 73G (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.59GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 19.4C mobo: N/A gpu: 33.5
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 246 Uptime: 51 min Memory: 1009.4/7977.1MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35


HTH
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Re: LinuxMint MATE 18.3 / ATI HD 7670 fan control

Post by Pjotr » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:07 pm

Try the older 4.4 kernel series. Install the latest one (currently: 4.4.0-112):
Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels

Reboot and boot from that kernel (it's under the header Advanced in the Grub bootloader menu). When satisfactory, remove all installed kernels from all higher series.
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Re: LinuxMint MATE 18.3 / ATI HD 7670 fan control

Post by OutOfMemory » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:21 pm

Hi Pjotr,

Have done that, but got no improvement. I have noticed lagging at displaying windows and squared images.
Are there any settings within power management which can fix fan?

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Re: LinuxMint MATE 18.3 / ATI HD 7670 fan control

Post by Pjotr » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:26 pm

Reduce graphical load by disabling all visual effects:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... ts-in-Mate
(item 7.2, right column)
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Re: LinuxMint MATE 18.3 / ATI HD 7670 fan control

Post by OutOfMemory » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:36 pm

Done that. No gain.
How to restore Window Properties again?

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Re: LinuxMint MATE 18.3 / ATI HD 7670 fan control

Post by OutOfMemory » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:49 pm

Hi,
Dealing with this card took me many hours.
At the end I have decided to remove fan and put passive cooler on the card. Everything works and sounds fine now ...

D.

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