Bug 39063 - RV630: Sapphire HD 2600 XT power management doesnt work.
Summary: RV630: Sapphire HD 2600 XT power management doesnt work.
Alias: None
Product: DRI
Classification: Unclassified
Component: DRM/Radeon (show other bugs)
Version: XOrg git
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Default DRI bug account
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-07-08 03:16 UTC by vladkuzm
Modified: 2019-11-19 08:20 UTC (History)
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dmesg (49.75 KB, text/plain)
2011-07-08 03:16 UTC, vladkuzm
no flags Details
xorg log (37.77 KB, text/plain)
2011-07-08 03:34 UTC, vladkuzm
no flags Details
vbios (60.00 KB, application/octet-stream)
2011-07-08 11:07 UTC, vladkuzm
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Description vladkuzm 2011-07-08 03:16:30 UTC
Created attachment 48885 [details]

On opensource drivers power managment dont work at all on my Sapphire HD 2600 XT. I tried every state - nothing happens, even dynpm doesnt works. Tested on Ubuntu 11.04 amd64 and gentoo amd64-2.6.38. /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/radeon_pm_info always same:

default engine clock: 800000 kHz
current engine clock: 796500 kHz
default memory clock: 700000 kHz
current memory clock: 693000 kHz
voltage: 1200 mV
PCIE lanes: 16


Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:       +82.0 C

On fglrx everything works fine.
Comment 1 vladkuzm 2011-07-08 03:34:09 UTC
Created attachment 48886 [details]
xorg log
Comment 2 Alex Deucher 2011-07-08 08:02:37 UTC
Please attach a copy of your vbios rom.

(as root)
(use lspci to get the bus id)
cd /sys/bus/pci/devices/<pci bus id>
echo 1 > rom
cat rom > /tmp/vbios.rom
echo 0 > rom
Comment 3 vladkuzm 2011-07-08 11:07:01 UTC
Created attachment 48900 [details]
Comment 4 vladkuzm 2011-07-14 14:54:49 UTC
Any guess? May be vbios doesn`t have correct states information? Or may be its my fault and i don`t set some kernel options?
Comment 5 Alex Deucher 2011-07-14 15:02:53 UTC
The vbios has the same clocks for every power mode.
Comment 6 vladkuzm 2011-07-15 08:12:45 UTC
It`s sad :( I hope you have any plans to advanced power management system to avoid exceptions like this. May be someone can edit this page http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature about wrong bios information to help another people with same issue. Anyway, thanks for the help.
Comment 7 vladkuzm 2011-11-01 13:10:58 UTC
Hello, how about making some handler to exceptions of the rules? I know there many wrong state info in video cards vbios. As i know we will not see kosher power management for a long time, so this may be not so bad solution for users at the moment. What developers think about this?

Sorry for my English, i hope you understand what i mean.
Comment 8 Tomas Pospisek 2013-07-22 14:18:42 UTC
radeon has got some new power management infrastructure: http://www.botchco.com/agd5f/?p=57

Does that change anything wrt this bug?

Btw. here:
# uname -a
Linux hier 3.11.0-rc1 #2 SMP Sun Jul 21 12:29:18 CEST 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux
(booted with radeon.dpm=1)
# lspci | grep Radeon
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] (rev ff)

# cat rom 
cat: rom: Invalid argument
# echo 1 > rom
# cat rom 
cat: rom: input/output error # translated from german
Comment 9 Martin Peres 2019-11-19 08:20:05 UTC
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