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#1 2012-09-25 18:43:16

Moviuro
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Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 46

Samsung NP530U4B-S01FR: power problems

Hi all!

I'm running archlinux x86_64 and KDE 4.9.1 on this Ultrabook, and experience problems (surely all linked together), which are in decreasing importance:

  • Battery life is only about 2 hours, whereas Windows7 can get up to 6!

  • Computer is hot (~70°C)

  • Sector adaptater is not correctly recognized

  • KDE does not put computer into sleep mode when the lid is closed

So first, I'll tell you what I tried to solve the first issue (and all these failed).
I use systemd so, no acpid (here).
powertop does not significantly expand battery life (only +15minutes when I check everything to "Good")

>> Bad           Wake-on-lan status for device eth0                                                                     
   Good          Wireless Power Saving for interface wlan0
   Good          Enable SATA link power management for /dev/sda
   Good          NMI watchdog should be turned off
   Good          VM writeback timeout
   Good          Enable Audio codec power management
   Good          Bluetooth device interface status
   Good          Autosuspend for unknown USB device 3-1.5 (8086:0189)
   Good          Autosuspend for unknown USB device 1-1 (8087:0024)
   Good          Autosuspend for unknown USB device 3-1 (8087:0024)
   Good          Autosuspend for USB device EHCI Host Controller [usb1]
   Good          Autosuspend for USB device WebCam SC-13HDL11431N [123]
   Good          Autosuspend for USB device xHCI Host Controller [usb2]
   Good          Autosuspend for USB device xHCI Host Controller [usb4]
   Good          Autosuspend for USB device EHCI Host Controller [usb3]
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller
   Good          Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller
   Good          Wake-on-lan status for device wlan0
   Good          Using 'ondemand' cpufreq governor

Decreasing screen brightness almost does nothing (+3minutes battery life)
Here is my lsmod :

Module                  Size  Used by
hid_magicmouse          6134  0 
hidp                   14538  1 
hid                    85608  2 hidp,hid_magicmouse
rfcomm                 34385  8 
bnep                    8825  2 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     23704  1 
snd_hda_codec_realtek    59152  1 
reiserfs              239918  1 
joydev                  9991  0 
fuse                   68908  3 
arc4                    1410  2 
microcode              12377  0 
iTCO_wdt                5989  0 
aesni_intel            42907  0 
iTCO_vendor_support     1929  1 iTCO_wdt
aes_x86_64              7508  1 aesni_intel
aes_generic            26138  2 aesni_intel,aes_x86_64
ghash_clmulni_intel     4237  0 
cryptd                  8741  2 ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel
kvm_intel             124013  0 
kvm                   363714  1 kvm_intel
samsung_laptop          8743  0 
coretemp                6006  0 
crc32c_intel            1987  0 
serio_raw               4689  0 
psmouse                71557  0 
pcspkr                  1899  0 
iwlwifi               304490  0 
uvcvideo               72339  0 
i2c_i801                8212  0 
videobuf2_vmalloc       2468  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops        2246  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
btusb                  11892  0 
videobuf2_core         20575  1 uvcvideo
snd_hda_intel          25700  2 
bluetooth             193532  27 bnep,hidp,btusb,rfcomm
videodev              100564  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
snd_hda_codec          97432  3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
mac80211              416391  1 iwlwifi
snd_hwdep               6300  1 snd_hda_codec
media                  10405  2 uvcvideo,videodev
evdev                  10266  14 
snd_pcm                74926  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
r8169                  51909  0 
snd_page_alloc          7217  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
i915                  473038  3 
snd_timer              18966  1 snd_pcm
cfg80211              173210  2 iwlwifi,mac80211
mii                     4123  1 r8169
snd                    60021  11 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
lpc_ich                10545  0 
battery                 6517  0 
rfkill                 15604  5 cfg80211,samsung_laptop,bluetooth
soundcore               5442  1 snd
mfd_core                2833  1 lpc_ich
acpi_cpufreq            5933  0 
mperf                   1267  1 acpi_cpufreq
i2c_algo_bit            5391  1 i915
drm_kms_helper         32749  1 i915
drm                   220804  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_core               20508  6 drm,i915,i2c_i801,drm_kms_helper,i2c_algo_bit,videodev
wmi                     8475  0 
thermal                 7959  0 
fan                     2426  0 
intel_agp              11096  1 i915
video                  11308  2 i915,samsung_laptop
intel_gtt              14478  3 i915,intel_agp
processor              27015  1 acpi_cpufreq
mei                    32583  0 
ac                      2376  0 
button                  4502  1 i915
autofs4                24023  2 
ext4                  438999  3 
crc16                   1359  2 ext4,bluetooth
jbd2                   78720  1 ext4
mbcache                 5977  1 ext4
sd_mod                 29271  7 
sr_mod                 14823  0 
cdrom                  35648  1 sr_mod
ahci                   20549  5 
xhci_hcd               84338  0 
libahci                20023  1 ahci
libata                167675  2 ahci,libahci
ehci_hcd               41058  0 
scsi_mod              133152  3 libata,sd_mod,sr_mod
usbcore               147434  4 btusb,uvcvideo,ehci_hcd,xhci_hcd
usb_common               954  1 usbcore

Then here is the output of acpi -V when plugged on sector:

Battery 0: Full, 100%
Battery 0: design capacity 6120 mAh, last full capacity 6200 mAh = 100%
Adapter 0: on-line
Thermal 0: ok, 29.8 degrees C
Thermal 0: trip point 0 switches to mode critical at temperature 99.0 degrees C
Thermal 0: trip point 1 switches to mode passive at temperature 97.0 degrees C
Thermal 1: active, 65.0 degrees C
Thermal 1: trip point 0 switches to mode critical at temperature 99.0 degrees C
Thermal 1: trip point 1 switches to mode active at temperature 71.0 degrees C
Thermal 1: trip point 2 switches to mode active at temperature 55.0 degrees C
Cooling 0: LCD 0 of 7
Cooling 1: LCD 0 of 7
Cooling 2: Processor 0 of 10
Cooling 3: Fan 1 of 1
Cooling 4: Processor 0 of 10
Cooling 5: Fan 1 of 1
Cooling 6: Fan 1 of 1
Cooling 7: Fan 0 of 1
Cooling 8: Fan 0 of 1
Cooling 9: Processor 0 of 10
Cooling 10: Processor 0 of 10

And now I unplug my pC from sector:

Battery 0: Charging, 100%,  until charged
Battery 0: design capacity 6120 mAh, last full capacity 6200 mAh = 100%
Adapter 0: off-line
[...]

Now acpi -V when resuming or booting off-sector:

Battery 0: Discharging, 100%, 02:09:12 remaining
Battery 0: design capacity 6120 mAh, last full capacity 6200 mAh = 100%
Adapter 0: off-line
[...]

And when I once again plug my PC to sector

Battery 0: Unknown, 98%
Battery 0: design capacity 6120 mAh, last full capacity 6200 mAh = 100%
Adapter 0: on-line
[...]

That's it for acpi.

Now, computer is hot. Yes, indeed:

acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:        +67.0°C  (crit = +99.0°C)
temp2:        +29.8°C  (crit = +99.0°C)

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Physical id 0:  +67.0°C  (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 0:         +67.0°C  (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1:         +64.0°C  (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

My other Laptop (Acer 8942g) is running Archlinux @ 45°C.
I have 2 graphical cards on the laptop: intelHD4000 and ATI Radeon HD6xxx. I'd like to use the ATI one but well, 'fglrx' refuses to launch (invalid bios signature) and 'radeon' is not as good as 'intel' and makes the computer even hotter hmm
lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames [Radeon 7500M/7600M Series]
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (rev 34)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
04:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller

So I use the intel one and, even when I disable Desktop Effects (KWin), computer is still hot. Windows does not make my PC burn like that: it is no ventilation (?) problem.

Well, that's it. I don't know if I gave enough information. If not, I'll try to answer as quickly as possible.

Thanks for helping me (here & here too, related to KDE issues).

Last edited by Moviuro (2012-09-25 18:48:54)


KDE 4 (switching to something light), BTRFS over LUKS
Archlinux a lot, FreeBSD more and more, OpenBSD just a bit...
Murphy's rule: The day you need a backup, you tell yourself you should have created some.

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#2 2012-11-27 13:16:38

IcePik
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From: Canterbury, UK
Registered: 2008-12-14
Posts: 31

Re: Samsung NP530U4B-S01FR: power problems

Hey,
I'm experiencing the same problem on a Samsung series 5 530u.

Did you find a solution to the lid and/or adapter problem?

I have seen kernel bugreports for the same but no resolution.

Regards


IcePik
Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U3C-A01US
Intel® Core™ i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz  |  4 GB DDR3  |  Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (Intel i915)  |  Intel® Centrino Advanced-N 6235

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#3 2012-11-27 17:02:08

Moviuro
Member
Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 46

Re: Samsung NP530U4B-S01FR: power problems

Well, no, sorry... Still trying sad

And I don't think downgrading the kernel would be a great idea. I have these entries to GRUB2 right now :

"quiet pcie_aspm=force i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 i915.lvds_downclock=1 i915.semaphores=1 modprobe.blacklist=radeon"

Hope it helps, please share all the aforementioned files, so we can try some things...

Thanks and welcome aboard this misery LOL smile


KDE 4 (switching to something light), BTRFS over LUKS
Archlinux a lot, FreeBSD more and more, OpenBSD just a bit...
Murphy's rule: The day you need a backup, you tell yourself you should have created some.

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#4 2013-05-17 22:59:00

Moviuro
Member
Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 46

Re: Samsung NP530U4B-S01FR: power problems

Okay, I sold this laptop so I won't be any help now. I have a Dell Latitude now with 9cell battery in order not to experience this PITA anymore smile


KDE 4 (switching to something light), BTRFS over LUKS
Archlinux a lot, FreeBSD more and more, OpenBSD just a bit...
Murphy's rule: The day you need a backup, you tell yourself you should have created some.

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