I8200 + RH8/9 + nVidia GeForce 440 Go (again)
- The story so far: I had been using driver version 4363 with Red Hat 8
quite successfully, meaning suspend-to-ram/resume was working okay.
(See <http://kristol.org/david/dell-i8200/i8200.html>.) I was unable
to use 4496 with RH8 for some reason. (4496 supposedly handles s2r
correctly, but it didn't for me in RH8.) However, when I upgraded to
RH9, I tried nVidia 4496, and it seemed to work.
After using it for a month or so, I've abandoned 4496 and returned to
the hacked 4363 version. My experience was that my machine would
refuse to resume successfully after a couple of days of use (many
suspends/resumes), and I would have to reboot. (The machine would
come on, but, after several flashes, the screen would remain dark.
And the network connection seemed to be down, so I could not ssh to
it.) I never had that problem with 4363. I didn't see any
information in /var/log/messages that might suggest what's going wrong.
As always, YMMV, but I recommend staying with 4363.
- --- In email@example.com, "Dave Kristol"
> As always, YMMV, but I recommend staying with 4363.FWIW, I've had to roll back on my desktop, as the X server was
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