[Bug 65191] Resume after suspend fails on some NVidia-based laptops
alistair at tyeurgain.free-online.co.uk
Tue Oct 10 23:30:29 UTC 2006
Public bug reported:
Install any Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 8600 with NVidia GeForce VGA
controller. Suspend (ACPI S3) then try to resume. Result, a generally
working computer with no display.
This problem has been known for years, as has the solution. The VGA
system needs to be subject to a POST after S3 resume to kick it back
into life. The original solution was a program called postvga that
could be scheduled for execuion on S3 resume. However SUSE 10.1 and
Fedora Core 5 manage this automatically. On both of these distros, S3
suspend/resume works fine.
This bug report is filed using a Dell Inspiron 8600 running SUSE 10.1.
It would be running Ubuntu 6.06 save for this bug.
** Affects: linux-source-2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
Resume after suspend fails on some NVidia-based laptops
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