I have just installed openSUSE 12.1 on a laptop: hp envy 15-1195. The fan, some fan, is on max all the time. The core seems to be running on a proper driver, the frequency is adjusting like it should, temperature seems ok to. So that leaves graphics, I guess. I’m no hacker/nerd but I guess I have a bad driver to it. It’s a ATI radeon. Anyone here with a envy laptop that knows how to work this? Or someone that knows how to redeem my comp…?
On 01/28/2012 12:56 AM, electricFuzz wrote:
> guess I have a bad driver to it. It’s a ATI radeon. Anyone here with a
> envy laptop that knows how to work this? Or someone that knows how to
> redeem my comp…?
i don’t have an Envy, but if i did i would start here:
Read about openSUSE
I was able to locate a driver somewhere in the mist of all the info you linked. The driver matches my hardware, detected it and is now running without any issues. However, I had to tinker some to get the card to behave a bit more housebroken.
Thanks a lot!
Last question, I guess: Is there a way to check the temperature of the graphic-card? Just to make sure it’s not running hot with out the fan on max.
On 01/28/2012 02:26 PM, electricFuzz wrote:
> Last question, I guess: Is there a way to check the temperature of the
> graphic-card? Just to make sure it’s not running hot with out the fan on
normally around here we like the questions in the thread to match the
subject line…that said:
i’m not going to google your laptop brand/model to see if i can figure
out if the graphic card/chip maker even provides and temp sensor…if
they do not, then no software magic could possible readout the temp to
on the other hand, if you know the hardware supports graphics chip temp
monitoring, i’d suggest you use YaST to install the package named
‘sensors’ and in a terminal become root and run sensors-detect
also, you should find some documentation on the sensors package in or
Read what Distro Watch writes: http://tinyurl.com/SUSEonDW
I didn’t mean to violate this peaceful forum. It was more meant as to do list, or be mindful, than a get it done for me.
There might be some nifty software motoring the temperatures, but for now I’m going with bash-commands.