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From: Benjamin Fritzsche <BFritzsche@...>
Subject: Re: hibernate on inspiron 8600
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 14:44:40 +0200
On Monday 04 July 2005 14:35, Ward Poelmans wrote:
> Benjamin Fritzsche wrote:
> > On Thursday 30 June 2005 20:18, Ward Poelmans wrote:
> >>Benjamin Fritzsche wrote:
> >>>On Wednesday 29 June 2005 21:33, Ward Poelmans wrote:
> >>>>Hi all,
> >>>>
> >>>>I've got my laptop for some time now ( a Dell Inspiron 8600 )
> >>>>and i want to try hibernation support. I've already discovered
> >>>>the hibernation-script and swsusp2. I've have a vanilla kernel
> >>>>that works with swsusp2 but that's only S5 and i would like to
> >>>>get S3 en S4 also to work. What do i need to use for that ?
> >>>>Have you got any experience, advice, hints how to get this to
> >>>>work ?
> >>>>
> >>>>Thanks
> >>>>	Ward
> >>>
> >>>Hi !
> >>>
> >>>I´ve got the same machine. S3 and S4 work here. forget swsusp2. it only
> >>>makes things complicated. use the swsusp which is already in the
> >>> standard kernel.
> >>>
> >>>On my machine both S3 and S4 work pretty much out of the box. Only
> >>>configuration is editing the config files hibernate.conf and ram.conf
> >>>in /etc/hibernate.
> >>>
> >>>Only thing I had to change there is the vbetool option (vbetool on) to
> >>>get my Video card (ATI 9600) reactivated after suspending. You might
> >>> have to try different settings in that section. And figure out if there
> >>> are any modules which need to be unloaded/reloaded. In my case its
> >>>ndiswrapper and the USB Stuff.
> >>>And of course don´t forget to emerge vbetool.
> >>
> >>Well, i did what you told me and compiled swsusp in the kernel and
> >>made an usbcore module. S5 works just fine but
> >>with S3 it goes down as it should but it doesn't come
> >>back up. The screen stays black but i hear my hard disk
> >>come up again. I tried with EnableVbetool and VbetoolPost
> >>enable but it didn't help.
> >>Did you changed anytime in ram.conf ?
> >>
> >>
> >>Greetz,
> >>
> >>Ward
> >
> > Only Thing I did is Enable vbetool. And Switch to text mode.
> >
> > And I don´t Use a framebuffer on the console. only plain text mode. Maybe
> > Radeonfb is confusing your videocard? have you got an ATI card? Do you
> > use Firewire? I don´t but I´ve heard it can cause problems, so unload
> > those modules aswell if they are loaded.
> >
> > By the way: Im using vanilla-kernel-2.6.12.1, but it works here since
> > 2.6.10 if I remember correctly.
> >
> > Also test If its only the video card that doesn´t work by blindly going
> > to VT1 (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and blindly logging in as root and issueing halt. If
> > the system goes down you can be pretty sure its only the Videocard.
>
> I'm now quite sure it isn't my ATI card. When my laptop comes back up it
> hangs and nothing working (no blind root login or numlock LED).
> Question is: what else can it be.
> I've already tried it with almost all my daemons off and the result
> was the same. I'm going to try an vanilla kernel with no framebuffer.
> Hope it work then.
>
> Thanks for your help and time sofar.
>
> Ward

Also maybe get the latest BIOS from Dell (A13 I think). Aswell as the Latest 
VideoBIOS.

If that doesn´t I think my advice will come to an end. running out of ideas 
here ;-)

Benny

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