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Re: APM/ACPI on ThinkPads [ Was: Fedora Core 3 Bug Status - 2004-10-11]



Rui Miguel Seabra wrote :

> On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 16:29 -0400, Philip Balister wrote:
> > I built the kernel (from the 521 rpm) adding the radeonfb-4g patch
> > from: http://www.loria.fr/~thome/d600/ and changing the config so
> > radeonfb was bult in (not a module). I added the patch to the specfile
> > and used rpmbuild -bp to configure the source (also edited the i686
> > config file)
> > 
> > I can now go in and out of S3 succesfully. I don't know what the larger
> > consequences of these changes are on other pieces of hardware. I have a
> > Dell D600.
> 
> I'm trying to add that framebuffer patch to -603
> 
> I hope resuming works from then on :)

I've also successfully included that patch in kernel packages I've rebuilt,
and it does enable my display to actually work after resuming. One thing
worth pointing out, and which could favor the inclusion of that patch : I
didn't need to select the radeonfb to be built in, it works as a module as
long as it's also added to the initrd. One drawback though, that I haven't
investigated, is that the console resolution is then the same as without fb
instead of the tiny characters using up the full resolution of the LCD I
got when having radeonfb built-in.

FWIW, I have an Inspiron 8600 with a Radeon 9600 Mobility.

Matthias

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