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Old 03-05-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
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Question ACPI lid close on Inspiron 6000 with ATI x300

In my effort to conserve energy (as well as keep my laptop from buring up all my sperm cells), I am trying to get the lid close (suspend) working with no luck.

Acpid detects the lid close in KDE and fires off my script ( and my script sucessfully puts the laptop to sleep, but when I open the lid back up, I never get a display back. I can hear my hard drive and DVD spin back up, but otherwise I have no indication of what the laptop is doing. I have tried a number of executbles like vbetest, radeontool, video_post, etc that I have seen used by others (not with my exact configuration however)

What do you think is happening?
Any way I can debug and track this problem down?


Slackware 10.2
Inspiron 6000
ATI Radeon x300 mobility
Old 03-06-2006, 04:04 PM   #2
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linux-on-laptop for linux installs on your lappy may give answers. Look at Suse10 and Gentoo entries. SW10.2 install notes on similar hw may also help. Good luck.


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