apm and X question
I've just installed a Mandrake 8.2 on a evo n600c compaq laptop, and I
have two problems with apm. I tried looking in the archives of some
mailing lists, but could not find solutions for them.
The problems are:
- when I suspend while running X, the screen gets completely garbaged
(there are many pixels, even though the laptop is suspended, and there
is a weird moving pattern at first, as if the screen wasn't refreshed
anymore and was somehow "decaying" (sorry for the description, I don't
really know how to explain it ...)). When I resume the laptop, I get
back the picture before the suspend, but also a bit garbaged. The
keyboard and external mouse (usb) do not work anymore, but the
internal mouse can still move (clicking doesn't do anything though). I
do not use a sw cursor, so that might explain this last bit. I can
log on the machine from another one, and I see that X is using 100 %
cpu. Suspending on a virtual console works (the only problem is that I
need to refresh the screen, and the "scroll lock" gets on). I tried to
switch to a virtual console before suspending, and it works fine ...
until I go back to X (alt-f7) then I get stuck there, as before.
- when I'm on battery power and not using the laptop for a while, the
keyboard and internal mouse die (the usb mouse still works). X still
works (I can click), and restarting X solves the problem. I tried
commenting out the line 'Option "DPMS" "on"' but it did not solve the
The evo n600c has a radeon mobility M6 LY, and Mandrake 8.2 provides
xfree 4.2.0 and apm 3.0 final.
If by chance you have some hints on how to solve these, I'd be
Thanks a lot,
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