Hi, This is is going to be a long post.
I slightly posted about this before, but have tried lots to set it right.
I have a toshiba qosmio f10 canadian model and have recently updated the bios. It is the right bios.
Since, and I think before, I updated the acpi in suse 10 are messed right up, but I think it has got worse since I updated. The notebook will boot, mount, play audio ok-well some issues, but decent, umount, 3d the whole 9. Also has few problems under windows.
The acpi seems to mess up bad in x-windows, leaving the notebook alone for too long causes the problem. The usual screen saver will start and the lcd will power down.
All is good if you get to it while the ss is still on, after that you are sol. No matter how much tapping you do the screen will not unsuspend.
I have not editing any particular files as I don't know that much about acpi besides that since 2000 it has replaced apm.
I have tried going in to yast and power settings and tried to unselect suspend to ram or disk or with one or the other off/on. I have tried setting the power button, stand-by button and the close lid option to ignore.
I have tried unchecking enable power managment in the desktop (kde newest with suse 10)configuration. I have tried enabling it and setting all the slide bars to disable, -suspend -power down etc... I have tried many combinations.
I have even uninstalled powersave from yast in hopes it would work, but the screen saver still comes up and then the screen goes dark and cannot reload. So I thought maybe wouldn't take hold till xserver kill or reboot, but that just made kde not start so I booted into windowmaker and reinstalled powersave.
Also when I originally boot the it sometimes says the powersaving dameon is not running, but sometimes not. I also SOMETIMES sets cpu throttling to 600Mhz instead of performance 1800 and the box is plugged in and fully charged.
This all really sucks when you are trying to encode or something because it is all lost everytime and then I have to manually delete it from the tmp directory.
Is powersave different from acpi, cause I tried to edit some acpi files and it said they were dummy files and that powersave files should be edited.
I know most people have problems with trying to get the screen to come back after closing the lid, but this is just silly.
Furthermore, wasn't Toshiba like a founding father of acpi?
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is an open industry specification co-developed by Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Phoenix, and Toshiba. Copied from http://www.acpi.info/
Could it be the bios? I think it was a problem before that.
What files in what diectories could edit to try to make this right?
I have even tried to delete the other settings for powersave, the ones that when selected, try to make the box quieter, more energy effiecent, etc...
Anyway, thanks and sorry for the long post. I will continue to read at tldp.
Oh, should also probably mention that the box has a nvidia GeForce (5700 edited mar 30)(and this is some freaky rare card, just thought that when I bought he notebook, hey this has nvidia gpu it will work great in linux) gpu in it as well. And sometimes, but only sometimes in windows I get a windows has succeeded as serious crash or whatever it says, so I push the send error report that says it was cause by the nvidia card. Could this be a problem.
Also maybe worth mentitioning that when I try to upgrade the driver in windows that the driver says it cannot find a proper device for this driver, so I leave the one currently installed. WTF Sorry but I am starting to get upset. Not that it is your fault.