[clug] ACPI problems

Nigel Cunningham ncunningham at cyclades.com
Fri Mar 25 01:50:34 GMT 2005

Hi Michael.

On Fri, 2005-03-25 at 10:16, Michael Bennett wrote:
> I'm having trouble getting ACPI to work on my laptop (Dell M60). It is 
> set up to go into sleep mode when the lid is closed. This part works 
> however when it wakes from sleep the display does not wake up.
> I tried the hack that Tridge showed at CLUG of:
> chvt 1
> echo 3 > /proc/acpi/sleep
> sleep 3
> chvt 7
> This changes the display to terminal 1 before sleep and reverts back to 
> terminal 7 after waking so that ACPI plays nicer with X.
> I've also disabled the nvidia binary X drivers, as well as having no X 
> server running at all, and I've removed unused kernel modules with no 
> effect.
> If I do echo 3 > /proc/acpi/sleep from the commandline (VT1) when it 
> wakes up from sleep I can still type and run commands but I can't see 
> anything.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?

Google. There's usually someone with the same chipset as you who has
found a way around. Quite often, you need to post your vga bios. That's
why I was amazed Tridge had everything working so easily :> He got the
best possible ride on the S3 train :>


Nigel Cunningham
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