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FC2 on i8100. Suspend?

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  • Simeon Bateman
    I am running my laptop with fc2 on it. I am having no luck getting it to resume from suspend. I have been using this laptop with varius incarnations of linux
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 3, 2004
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      I am running my laptop with fc2 on it. I am having no luck getting it
      to resume from suspend.

      I have been using this laptop with varius incarnations of linux for a
      couple years. I seem to remember at one point even having the s2d
      working with mandrake 9.

      Anyway, with fc1 i was able to go to console alt+cnt+f1 and then hit
      fcn+esc and supsend to ram. And it would restore and I could switch
      back into X and all was good.

      This method still works for suspend but now I can not get it to
      recover. Computer starts to wake up hd comes up fans come on and
      screen lights up black. But thats as good as it gets.

      So I went back through the archives and looked through files and such,
      and it looks like we used to hack the nvidia (nvidia gforce 2go 32mb
      card) drivers to let it suspend.

      But now nvidia only provides a bin file for installation so I dont
      know how I would go about doing what I used to.

      I am currently using apm because my battery monitor and such dont work
      when I enable acpi.

      I guess what I am asking is has anybody had luck getting fc2 (or
      anyother distro) to work like a laptop, and do the things a portable
      needs to do?

      Thanks for any responses to this.
      sim
    • vona@mit.edu
      ... I spent several days trying to get FC2 to work on my inspiron 4100. I was having similar problems with resume. I don t think I ever got the laptop to
      Message 2 of 4 , Sep 4, 2004
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        > I am running my laptop with fc2 on it. I am having no luck getting it
        > to resume from suspend.

        I spent several days trying to get FC2 to work on my inspiron 4100. I was having similar problems with resume. I don't think I ever got the laptop to resume after suspend on FC2 with ACPI (I even tried latest patches) or APM.

        The showstopper though was that the firewire modules currently available for FC2 kernels are unstable. After a few hotplug events and modprobe/rmmod cycles, it stops detecting firewire devices and hangs. I filed the following bug for this.

        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=131244

        I was also not able to get the LCD backlight to shut off (under FC1 I was able to do this reliably by hitting Fn-d). This had no effect under ACPI, and under APM it would shut off but then turn right back on. I think there was some discussion on one of the redhat lists about this problem, but no resolution. xset dpmi force off did not do the trick either, it left the backlight on.

        My "solution" to all these issues was to revert back to a 2.4 kernel under FC2. I just installed the latest 2.4 kernel I had been running under FC1 (from rpm), 2.4.22-1.2188.nptl, and it seems to be working fine. I couldn't get the USB mouse to work with later 2.4 kernels...

        Are we having fun yet?

        Marty Vona
      • Simeon Bateman
        Thanks for the info. So I am thinking that may be the path I take as well. Dropping back to fc1. But tell me, do you have any type of suspend working? I am
        Message 3 of 4 , Sep 4, 2004
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          Thanks for the info. So I am thinking that may be the path I take as
          well. Dropping back to fc1.

          But tell me, do you have any type of suspend working? I am thinking
          about setting up the s2d partion with the utilities.

          Let me know if you have had any luck with suspend.

          Thanks
          sim
          --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, vona@m... wrote:
          >
          > > I am running my laptop with fc2 on it. I am having no luck getting it
          > > to resume from suspend.
          >
          > I spent several days trying to get FC2 to work on my inspiron 4100.
          I was having similar problems with resume. I don't think I ever got
          the laptop to resume after suspend on FC2 with ACPI (I even tried
          latest patches) or APM.
          >
          > The showstopper though was that the firewire modules currently
          available for FC2 kernels are unstable. After a few hotplug events
          and modprobe/rmmod cycles, it stops detecting firewire devices and
          hangs. I filed the following bug for this.
          >
          > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=131244
          >
          > I was also not able to get the LCD backlight to shut off (under FC1
          I was able to do this reliably by hitting Fn-d). This had no effect
          under ACPI, and under APM it would shut off but then turn right back
          on. I think there was some discussion on one of the redhat lists
          about this problem, but no resolution. xset dpmi force off did not do
          the trick either, it left the backlight on.
          >
          > My "solution" to all these issues was to revert back to a 2.4 kernel
          under FC2. I just installed the latest 2.4 kernel I had been running
          under FC1 (from rpm), 2.4.22-1.2188.nptl, and it seems to be working
          fine. I couldn't get the USB mouse to work with later 2.4 kernels...
          >
          > Are we having fun yet?
          >
          > Marty Vona
        • vona@mit.edu
          ... You don t have to go all the way back to fc1, just install a 2.4 kernel into fc2 and that will do it. ... I do apm -s , under my 2.4 kernel, and it works
          Message 4 of 4 , Sep 5, 2004
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            > Thanks for the info. So I am thinking that may be the path I take as
            > well. Dropping back to fc1.
            You don't have to go all the way back to fc1, just install a 2.4 kernel into fc2 and that will do it.

            > But tell me, do you have any type of suspend working? I am thinking
            I do "apm -s", under my 2.4 kernel, and it works for me. I guess that might be "sleep" and not "suspend", I don't really know. It turns off the screens and stops all noise, which lets me sleep at night. And when running on battery it can last a day in this state, which is also sufficient for me.

            > about setting up the s2d partion with the utilities.
            Haven't played with that.

            Luck,
            Marty
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