Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Benjamin Fritzsche <BFritzsche@×××.de>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] hibernate on inspiron 8600
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 12:45:26
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] hibernate on inspiron 8600 by Ward Poelmans
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-, 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 -- gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list