Hibernate and Restriced Drivers (Was: 4 More days...)

Hugo Heden hugoheden at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 17:06:48 UTC 2007

On 10/18/07, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 09:33:22PM +0200, Paulus Esterhazy wrote:


> > I hope this doesn't sound ungrateful. Ubuntu developers are doing a very
> > good job overall, and dealing with binary blobs isn't an easy task. It's
> > alright to know that something is broken right now, but it's worrying to
> > have the impression that no solution is in the offing at all. I'd love
> > to see some sort of Hibernation team created that tries to tackle the
> > problem in a systematic way.
> I've tried. We can't. The lack of source means we have absolutely no
> idea what these drivers do over suspend/resume, and there's no way to
> figure out what we should be doing in response. The long-term solution
> involves moving modesetting and video initialisation into the kernel,
> but I strongly suspect that that will end up breaking the binary drivers
> for a significant period of time until they adjust. I don't see any way
> we can make this work properly within the next 18 months.

And then there'll be excellent open-source drivers for ATI. We cross
our fingers.

Hugo Heden

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