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    Default Shutting down graphics card

    Hi

    I have a lenovo y560 with opensuse 11.4 installed on it.
    My graphics card gets really hot in opensuse, so I am trying to shut it down permanently as I dont need it.
    I added radeon.modeset=0 to grub and even though the module is not getting loaded, the graphics card is still powered on.
    This is my lspci
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Madison [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series] [1002:68c0] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Is there any way to power it off?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Shutting down graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by hashinclude View Post
    Hi

    I have a lenovo y560 with opensuse 11.4 installed on it.
    My graphics card gets really hot in opensuse, so I am trying to shut it down permanently as I dont need it.
    I added radeon.modeset=0 to grub and even though the module is not getting loaded, the graphics card is still powered on.
    This is my lspci

    Is there any way to power it off?

    Thanks in advance.
    What are you going to use instead?

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    Default Re: Shutting down graphics card

    I would be using the Integrated Intel GPU present instead. I have set radeon.modeset=0 in the kernel boot parameter. So I presume that I am already using the intel. But the ATI is still consuming power and eating up my battery.

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    Default Re: Shutting down graphics card

    I don't know if it's possible for it not to consume anything at all, as long as it is plugged in.

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