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Old 01-14-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Nvidia driver not working properlly when resuming S3 suspend.


I just installed Fedora Core 6 on my system and the latest Nvidia driver (1.0-9631)..

Before installing the Nvidia driver, the S3 suspend function worked perfectly... after in stalling the driver it no longer resumes correctly.. the screen remains blank and nothing I do will wake it.. I tried switching to a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F5.. nothing just blank..
The only thing I can do is reboot the machine..

Anyone have any ideas how I could work around this problem?

Old 01-14-2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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hey there - ran into similar junk when setting up my HTPC. Eventually I went back to FC5 for many reasons, but the short answer to what I believe you need is:

-- the beta driver 9742. is what i have it named as.

You should be able to google it.

This driver worked for me, without a hitch, getting rid of the 'random blank screen' that I experienced with the previous driver(s).
Old 01-15-2007, 10:08 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply poweredbydodge!

Unfortunately the latest set of drivers no longer seem to support my outdated Geforce 4 MX440..

But I found a solution on the Nvidia forums..

Basically I just had to:

Boot the kernel with agp=off

and edit /etc/pm/functions-nvidia, just commenting out "/usr/sbin/vbetool post" in resume_video() like:

        ### /usr/sbin/vbetool post
        /usr/sbin/vbetool dpms on
        /usr/sbin/vbetool vbestate restore < /var/run/vbestate
) >/dev/null 2>&1
It's working now!


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