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Old 05-08-2004, 05:18 PM   #1
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inpiron 8200 display issue on resume

Hi all

I have an inspiron 8200 and just installed RH9. Everything is working pretty nice, but I noticed when I left the machine unplugged that the screen turns dark, and when I touch a key to resume the graphics are all messed up. The screen is "split" horizontally in the middle and is completely unuseable -- I have to kill X and restart it. What is wierd is when I use Fn-ESC to suspend, and then hit the power button to resume, things work well. Anyone know how to fix this issue?

I am using the generic driver that RH installs. I have not upgraded to the nvidia driver as I have read that it has extreme problems on resuming from suspend.

Thanx in advance
Old 05-09-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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i have the same laptop and had the same problem. what i did was i went into my BIOS and disabled the option for it to turn the screen off after a certain amount of time. it's in the power management settings.

good luck. hope this helps
Old 05-09-2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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thanx thats a good idea --


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