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Old 02-27-2002, 09:41 AM   #1
jaypeasy
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Unhappy Repeated standby mode problem


Hi,

I've been trying to install Mandrake 8.1 on my laptop

I've managed to get X up and running in high res (1024 x 768 in 16bpp) using the fbdev server. My problem is now that my computer keeps on going into standby mode every 2 minutes. I've already tried disabling the apm in my kernel and recompiling, but that didn't help at all. I don't think it's just a problem with X because the same thing happens when I run linux in console mode

Any ideas?

My system specs:
Celeron 1.1GHz
SiS 630 chipset
DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
 
Old 02-27-2002, 01:43 PM   #2
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Try disabling all of your APM settings in your BIOS if not already done.
 
Old 02-27-2002, 05:24 PM   #3
jaypeasy
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Still no luck

Thanks for the tip. I've already tried turning off APM in my bios, and it didn't help.
 
Old 03-16-2002, 08:07 AM   #4
unreal
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You're not alone...

I've got exactly the same problem as you with exactly the same chipset on my laptop (I'm also using Mandrake 8.1). Unfortunately, I can't even get the screen to 1024, so I'm stuck at 800 with a picture that trembles on top of it.

Does anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 03-17-2002, 12:40 AM   #5
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First thing is to search for your laptop at linux-laptop.net, and see if anyone else has managed to get it working.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 12:52 PM   #6
dimavo
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same problem...

Hi, I am having the same problem, only running RedHat 8.0
 
Old 10-17-2003, 03:01 PM   #7
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I tried installing Linux (Redhat 9) today the first time in my life, and i have to say that i have the same SiS Chip and the same problem, this is the only site i found about this "bug" .. so i would really appreciate help

if you have any links with solutions plz help me
 
  


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