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Re: nvidia vs suspend to disk



Hi,

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 09:50:03AM -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 03:27:13PM +0200, Chris Rouch wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Michael
> > Hennebry<hennebry web cs ndsu nodak edu> wrote:
> > > Does anyone currently have suspend to
> > > disk working with nvidia's drivers?
> > > If so, how?
> > > One of the items I googled hinted that
> > > it might not be possible with SMP.
> > >
> > > In another thread (no hardware acceleration?),
> > > another poster mentioned pm-suspend quirks,
> > > but I've not been able to figure out how to use them.
> > > pm-suspend just gives me an error message.
> > > Prior to installing the nvidia driver,
> > > the KDE gui would let me suspend to disk.
> > >
> > > I'm running fedora 9 on a pentium 4 with hyperthreading.
> > >
> > 
> > I have tuxonice suspend working on F11 (and previously F10) with
> > nvidia drivers. You need a patched  kernel (kernel-tuxonice, available
> > from atrpms) and the suspend process is different, but the end result
> > is the same.
> 
> Normal suspend and hibernate works properly on my laptop using the
> rpmfusion.org NVidia drivers on Fedora 11.  I didn't have to patch or
> change anything.  I have a NVidia GeForce 8400M GS in my Dell XPS
> M1330 laptop.  While I'm not thrilled about using the proprietary
> driver, that driver for now is the only way suspend and hibernate work
> properly.  Nouveau fails to return a working display:
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502334

I also use on some systems with various nvidia chips the non-tuxonice
kernel with the proprietary nvidia drivers packaged at ATrpms w/o any
ill-effects on suspend, but there seems to be an issue with
hibernation which tuxonice seems to handle better than the stock bits.
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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