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Old 02-27-2009, 10:16 PM   #1
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LCD fails to recover after lid closure on Dell Latitude D520


I am running Slackware 12.2 on my Dell Latitude D520, using KDE as my desktop, whenever I close the lid, the LCD fails to come back on after I open it back up. I have searched the forums, but did not find anything related to slackware.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 06:12 AM   #2
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Have you added your users to the 'power' group?
 
Old 02-28-2009, 06:41 AM   #3
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Is it suspending when you close the lid?

What video card?

For NVidia, I recently discovered that version 180.29 of the official NVidia driver fixes this issue.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 10:32 AM   #4
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Yes, I am added to the power group, it is an intel 945GM video chip set, it does not suspend, it just goes black, I can get it to recover by pressing ctrl, alt, del and logging out of KDE (blindly I might add) it brings me to the console and I can start x again and it works fine.
 
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For suspend when I close the lid on my laptop, I actually have a line added to my /etc/acpi/acpi_handler.sh under power)
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lid) pm-suspend
I have KDE settings that do not enable suspend to ram.
This allows me to suspend to ram whether I am using KDE or any other window manager.
 
  


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