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Re: Video and Keymap Quirks



On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 05:08:17PM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 22:02:07 +0100
> "Jonathan Underwood" <jonathan underwood gmail com> wrote:
> 
> > On the subject of USB keyboards - I had a dell laptop and i plug an
> > external USB keyboard into it. As well as the various multimedia keys,
> > it has 3 buttons for Wake, Sleep and Power. On F-7, out of the box,
> > the Sleep button succesfully suspends the laptop. But, once suspended,
> > the Wake button doesn't resume the laptop (pressing the power button
> > actually on the laptop does).  Is it possible for the USB subsystem to
> > react to ACPI events? Is it possible for the Wake key to work?
> > 
> > [I should add that the Wake key does generate the correct keycodes as
> > far as I can tell].
> 
> wouldn't that mean leaving the usb bus powered up and waiting for input
> while sleeping?  Wouldn't that chew through battery faster?

Some BIOS have an option for wakeups via USB. Make sure that you have
that option turned on, if available.
--
Michael


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