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Old 11-17-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Texas
Distribution: SuSE
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Need assistance with standby

I posted a few days back with what I thought was an APM problem. I may have been wrong about that, I'm not sure. Let
me start over and see if this may help me get a solution.

I have an IBM Thinkpad 600E with these symptoms. The screensaver will start and run good, after a few minutes the computer
will seem to go into a standby or sleep mode. If I press a button or move the mouse within a minute things will come back fine. If
I wait longer the back light will come back, but the screen won't.(I guess X is not restarting) If I close the LCD or manually use
Fn F4 and suspend the computerand then bring it out of suspend by pressing the Fn button, everything comes back up as normal. Sometimes I can exit to a command prompt and then go back to X and it will come out, sometimes I can't exit to the command prompt. The same is true for hibernate. While I am using KDE I can go to the SuSE (I'm using SuSE 9.1) Control Center into the Power Control-Display Power Control section and uncheck the Enable display power management box things are much better. The screen saver kicks in as it should, but the LCD never goes to sleep, everything else (suspend and hibernate) work as they should. This is with KDE.

Here's the thing, as this is an older and slower computer I would like to use Window Manager instead of KDE. I have never used WM so I am not familiar with it. I have crawled around trying to find a way to do the same thing but can't come up with it. KDE is great just a little bit slow on this computer. I know there must be a configuration file that will let me do these same things. I have only been with Linux for about eight months so I am not completely familiar with all the config files that are available to me. Can one of you help me with my problem?

Thank You for your time,

Last edited by spotslayer; 11-18-2004 at 06:48 AM.
Old 11-18-2004, 06:49 AM   #2
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Need assistance with standby

Theremust be someone with an idea on this.

Last edited by spotslayer; 11-18-2004 at 05:42 PM.


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