Ubuntu 12.10 fan noise

Asked by Carlos Garcia on 2012-10-28

I have dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8
I can't use Ubuntu because the noise, even without doing anything I can hear the fan noise
It could be the graphic card drivers which in windows displays a AMD Radeon HD 6700 series and in Ubuntu

Under Additional Driver displays as Radeon HD 5700 series (displays in green), then I have another to driver options which I tried to install but they didn't work

It was working fine in Ubuntu 12.4.1 and it works fine in windows 8

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2012-10-29
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2013-04-29

Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Carlos Garcia (carlosgarciaie) said : #2

Yes sure, here we go

*-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Juniper [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
       resources: irq:47 memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:fe620000-fe63ffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:fe600000-fe61ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux xps8300-XPS-8300 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
xps8300@xps8300-XPS-8300:~$

Install the proprietary video driver, it'll help. In Quantal if your video config isn't up to the challenge then it shifts rendering to the CPU.

Carlos Garcia (carlosgarciaie) said : #4

I'm trying to install it (Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators from fglrx updates (proprietary) but it is taking a while and it doesn't seem to be installing
I'll let you know when it finish installation

Thanks

Carlos Garcia (carlosgarciaie) said : #5

Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators from fglrx (proprietary) doesn't get installed

Under additional drivers I just see applying changes and the bar is just at the beginning and doesn't move, it has been like that for 5 minutes and I have tried a couple of times

Then try:

sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle

Reboot to test

Carlos Garcia (carlosgarciaie) said : #7

It is installed now from ubuntu CD and I restarted but when I log in I can do anything
I don't have tool bar or system control
Still I have the noise
How can I go back to other driver so that I can use ubuntu again

Carlos Garcia (carlosgarciaie) said : #8

I installed Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators from fglrx and my resolution was not good and I couldn't access side bar or system settings drop down menu
I right click on desktop and I went to system settings and I installed Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators from fglrx (proprietary)

Restarted and I had the same problem, resolution and noise. After installing these two drivers I don't the green button under additional drivers

I went back to initial driver
advance micro devices (AMD) nee ATI: Juniper (Radeon HD5700 Series)
Using X.Org X server - AMD/ATI display driver wrapper from server xserver-xorg-video

CXan we try anything else?

S. Monteiro (solvemon) said : #9

Wondering if you got anywhere with this problem, as I am having the exact same. Tried both the proprietary drivers, and in unity the side and top bars disappear as well as borders around all programs. KDE loads but with extreme sluggishness in all window movement and other GUI actions. Furthermore, the propietary drivers did not reduce the fan noise at all.

Here is the output from my sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a:

  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Juniper [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
       resources: irq:46 memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:fbcc0000-fbcdffff ioport:c000(size=256) memory:fbca0000-fbcbffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux cerebrum 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:48:01 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

If you are using 12.04 LTS, you could possibly use Unity-2d instead. This though, was removed in 12.10 +. You could try something lighter like LXDE or XFCE.

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