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Old 06-30-2008, 01:00 AM   #1
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SOLVED! Possible suspend problem...?


Hey,

I have a Gateway M-152S running Fedora 9. I have it set to when you close the lid on the laptop to suspend when on battery power. At first, after re-opening the lid the screen would stay extremely dark. I'd have to reboot in order to get the screen back.

I've tried restarting X, but that doesn't fix the problem. I looked into the X.org log, but didn't see anything there. I'm wondering if it's a problem with Intel driver?

Any ideas on what's going on or where I should look? First time owner of a laptop with linux on it. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks

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Old 06-30-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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I've searched the forums and I can't seem to find anything relevant.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 11:59 AM   #3
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The card is an i855?

Does it freeze the computer?


Quote:
I've tried restarting X, but that doesn't fix the problem
Doesn't look like from this sentence but I want to be sure.

I have this little problem. Actually my only one. There is a fix but I'm lazy, I just switch to console before closing the lid..

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/query.cgi?format=advanced

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Old 06-30-2008, 01:35 PM   #4
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It's a PM965 chipset. Intel X3100 I think it is. The computer does not freeze, it just stays dark. Gnome comes up fine and I could continue doing everything I normally could, it's just extremely dark.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 04:09 PM   #5
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Hibernate works well, however it takes as long as a bootup to get back to X. Suspend seems to be the only problem.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 04:27 PM   #6
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Searching the forums again, I found the command 'acpi_sleep=s3_bios' (which you pass to the kernel in grub), but all that appears to do is switch the power management option from suspend to hibernate.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 12:49 AM   #7
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is there a suspension for hibernation?
 
Old 07-06-2008, 03:41 PM   #8
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On my Gateway M-152s running Fedora 9, I had to add this line to my xorg.conf in order to get it working:
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Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller"
	Driver		"intel"
	BusID		"PCI:0:2:0" 
	Option          "VBERestore"    "true"
Don't mind the other stuff, but adding that line under your driver will allow you to put your laptop in suspend.
 
  


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