Debian Bug report logs - #278442
RFH: athcool -- Enable powersaving mode for Athlon/Duron processors

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Nicolas Boullis <nboullis@debian.org>

Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 23:18:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Nicolas Boullis <nboullis@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFH: athcool -- Enable powersaving mode for Athlon/Duron processors
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 01:10:37 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I request assistance with maintaining the athcool package.

The package description is:
 athcool is a small utility for enabling/disabling Powersaving mode
 for AMD Athlon/Duron processors.
 .
 By enabling Powersaving mode you can lower power consumption and
 CPU temperature when the CPU is idle.
 .
 Powersaving works only if your kernel supports ACPI (APM does not
 work), because athcool does only (un)set the "Disconnect enable when
 STPGNT detected" bits in the Chipset's Northbridge. To really save
 power, the STPGNT signal has to be sent when the CPU is idling. This
 is done by the ACPI subsystem when C2 state entered.
 .
 !!!WARNING!!!
 Depending on your motherboard and/or hardware components, enabling
 Athlon powersaving mode sometimes causes:
 .
  * noisy or distorted sound playback,
  * a slowdown in harddisk performance,
  * system locks or instability,
  * massive corruption of the filesystem (observed at least once).
 .
 If you met those problems, you should not use athcool. Please use
 athcool AT YOUR OWN RISK.
 .
 If athcool works fine for you, and you want it to run automatically
 on startup, please read the /usr/share/doc/athcool/README.Debian
 file.

Unfortunately, I only own one athlon-based system, which means I'm 
unable to test athcool on most supported systems. Hence, I'd like some 
volunteers to test athcool on as many different systems as possible, and 
to try to reproduce the bugs that are reported. If you own an 
athlon-based computer and want to help me with athcool, please send me 
an e-mail and tell me what kind of motherboard/CPU you own.

FYI, I currently need someone with a VIA KT600 or KT400 chipset to try 
to reproduce bug #276757 on both kind of systems.


Thanks in advance,

Nicolas Boullis



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From: "Nelson A. de Oliveira" <naoliv@biolinux.df.ibilce.unesp.br>
To: 278442@bugs.debian.org, nboullis@debian.org
Subject: #278442: RFH: athcool -- Enable powersaving mode for Athlon/Duron processors
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 02:22:09 -0200 (BRST)
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Hi

I have the same chipset from bug #276757 and I would like to help, if
possible.

my CPU is an Athlon XP 2600+ and lspci -v gives:

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP]
Host Bridge
        Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc. A7V8X motherboard
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
        Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Capabilities: [80] AGP version 3.5
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

Since both the processor and the motherboard are the same from bug
#276757, I think that I can test athcool here.

Please, could you say to me what can I do to help you?

Thank you
Nelson
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From: Marcus Better <marcus@better.se>
To: Nicolas Boullis <nboullis@debian.org>
Cc: 278442@bugs.debian.org
Subject: #278442: RFH: athcool -- Enable powersaving mode for Athlon/Duron
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 16:11:07 +0100
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I have an Athlon XP 2400+ system. I have tried athcool for a few days,
and have observed no problems so far. The motherboard is Epox EP-8RDA
with nForce2 chipset.

Send me an e-mail if I can help out in any way.

Marcus
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From: Herbert P Fortes Neto <listasdebian@terra.com.br>
To: 278442@bugs.debian.org
Subject: #278442: RFH: athcool -- Enable powersaving mode for Athlon/Duron
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 07:06:11 -0300
 Hi

 The motherboard is asus a7v880 and the processor
Duron 1300. I am using athcool about few months and 
everything is ok.


 []
 hpfn



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From: fsateler@gmail.com
To: 278442@bugs.debian.org
Cc: 278442-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Bug status
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 18:30:58 -0400 (CLT)
Hi. I'm writing this mail to check what is this bug's status.
Note that this is not meant as an offer for help, but rather as a
ping to submitters to clarify wether help is still needed, or if help
has already come, for some of the RFH bugs have been open for a long
time, and it may be that they no longer need help. If you find that
this bug (#278442) is no longer needed, please consider closing it.



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Message #33 received at 278442@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Cassiano Bertol Leal <cassianoleal@gmail.com>
To: 278442@bugs.debian.org
Subject: #278442: RFH: athcool -- Enable powersaving mode for Athlon/Duron processors
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 10:32:40 -0300
Hi

I'd like to volunteer to help maintaining this package. I've got an 
Athlon XP2800+ 266MHz FSB on an ASUS A7V8X-X with a KT400 chipset.

Please e-mail me with instructions on how I can help.

Cassiano



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Message #38 received at 278442@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Andreas Mohr <andi@lisas.de>
To: 278442@bugs.debian.org
Subject: #278442: RFH: athcool -- Enable powersaving mode for Athlon/Duron processors
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 18:01:41 +0200
Hi,

JFTR: still have an EPOX 8K5A2+ (KT333CE?) with some kind of Athlon XP.
athcool enabled on startup, working at least 95% fine
(I think I did experience some sound crackling, but everything seems
fine now).

Andreas Mohr




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