Wednesday, 7 March 2007

suspend-to-*

Christian is talking about problems with suspend-to-RAM and suspend-to-disk and the major cause of issue being the non-free Conexant HSF modem driver.

Since I got my new laptop I had my share of issues with suspend-to-*.

At the beginning everything worked fine, out of the box. Then (I think) I realized that my video card (damned ATI) was not working in accelerated mode, so I decided to fix that and since the card is too new to be even listed as existing on radeon driver's support page, I had to use fglrx.

Then I made the DRI work but suspend-to-ram ceased to work (after a few testing->experimental; experimental--> upstream updates, both ways); I started using the experimental driver (8.31.5-1) which proved to be stable enough (this time) just for suspend-to-disk, if it had dri enabled, or suspend-to-ram, if not having DRI enabled.

I even made a patch to help the maintainer update faster the package (I added a get-orig-source rule in debian/rules).

Now I have ported the patches in the debian package and updated it to 8.33.6 and I am running that. Problems include: consoles are not accessible, but suspend-to-ram and dri work. I will submit a bug with the patch to updated fglrx package.

I expect that I'll try soon to update to 8.34.8 in the hope that I will get all the things working: suspend-to-*, consoles, dri.

4 comments:

wandering_mind said...

would you be kind enough to document how you managed to get dri working?

thanks.

eddyp said...

I followed this:

http://www.cs.hbg.psu.edu/~txn131/web/Computer/Linux/e1505/dell_e1505.html

If the package in etch/sid don't do the right thing for you, try the experimental version.

If even that doesn't work, ping me about the unofficial package I made for 8.33.6.

wandering_mind said...

the link you gave is inaccessible. 'non-existent'. folders upwards of the address are forbidden.

18 mar 2007:
http://www.cs.hbg.psu.edu/~txn131/web/Computer/Linux/e1505/dell_e150

btw, my laptop's with hp support atm, faulty board. its an nx9420 w/ ati x1600. never been able to get dri working in debian etch, but it works fine in ubuntu dapper.

dunno what exactly you meant by ping. my email is afanen01@gmail.com

eddyp said...

The link works for me. Just checked.

A comment here was enough.