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Re: Fedora Core 5 Test Update: kernel-2.6.17-1.2171_FC5



On Tue, 2006-09-12 at 17:54 -0500, Jeff Vian wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 14:14 +1000, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-08-15 at 18:43 -0400, Dave Jones wrote: 
> > > On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 08:24:17AM +1000, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> > > 
> > >  > Suspend and resume is still busted in this kernel on my Dell Inspiron
> > >  > 9300.
> > >  > 
> > >  > Seems to suspend okay, but wont resume.  Keyboard is dead and the only
> > >  > way to fix is to hold down the power button.
> > > 
> > > Some of the rawhide testers found that things broke a while ago
> > > and recently started working again.  The problem is I'm not entirely
> > > sure which changes are responsible.
> > 
> > Allow me to point a finger if I may.  I'm currently using
> > kernel-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
> > 
> > I (like many fedora users) use livna and in particular, since I have a
> > nvidia graphics card, I use the binary nvidia supplied using livna. I
> > also use updates-testing.  Recently (the last few days) I did a yum
> > update and livna offered up a package for my kernel (which is currently
> > in updates-testing).  This doesn't happen that often.
> > 
> 1. the kernel you say is in updates-testing has been installed on my
> machine since August 15 [1], from updates.
> The livna nvidia drivers have been installed since August 19 [2]
> and the latest nvidia update was installed August 26 [3]

Yep, I stand corrected on this.  Mine is also from updates, not
updates-testing.  Must have missed the update to that kernel and it
would explain why livna supported it.

> > I booted into kernel-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 to give it a try (since the
> > nvidia driver had also been upgraded) and for a lark I tried out
> > suspend/resume, only to find it worked.  I've been using
> > kernel-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5 for some time since suspend/resume works and
> > this makes using my laptop a lot nicer.
> > 
> > This got me to thinking (since you complained that this suspend and
> > resume problems seems to come and go and you can't seem to pin down what
> > was causing it) that maybe the problem isn't the kernel, maybe its the
> > xorg-x11-drv-nv package. 
> > 
> > In the true spirit of a good tester, i disables the nvidia-glx service
> > (which toggles xorg.conf files depending on whether or not the nvidia
> > kernel module exist) and then restarted X, which start, but using the
> > 'nv' driver (and not the 'nvidia' driver).  Suspend and (particularly)
> > resume failed.
> > 
> > Restart the system, turn back on the nvidia-glx driver support and
> > suspend and resume works again.
> > 
> > > As a worst case, hopefully a rebase to .18 when its released will fix it,
> > > but hopefully before then we can figure out which patch broke things
> > > and just revert that change.
> > 
> > So, to cut a long story short, I don't think it's a kernel related
> > patch, but something to do with xorg-x11-drv-nv
> > 
> Or maybe kernel related but interacting with the nv driver.

Anything (as they say) is possible.

> > Can someone confirm this and (regardless) do I file a bug report under
> > this driver?
> > 
> The testing you have done implies (to me) that the nv driver should have
> a bug report filed on it.
> 
> 
> $ uname -r
> 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 
> # grep 2174 /var/log/yum.log
> [1]  Aug 15 23:43:41 Installed: kernel.x86_64 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
> [2]   Aug 19 11:39:07 Installed: kmod-nvidia.x86_64
>               1.0.8762-5.2.6.17_1.2174_FC5
> [3]   Aug 26 07:37:18 Installed: kmod-nvidia.x86_64
>               1.0.8774-1.2.6.17_1.2174_FC5

Bug filed here:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=205170


[rodd localhost packages]$ uname -r
2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
[rodd localhost packages]$ grep 2174 /var/log/yum.log
Aug 14 08:59:02 Installed: kernel.i686 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
Aug 14 08:59:30 Installed: kernel-devel.i686 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
Aug 23 07:52:32 Installed: kmod-nvidia.i686 1.0.8762-5.2.6.17_1.2174_FC5
Aug 25 21:34:24 Installed: kmod-nvidia.i686 1.0.8774-1.2.6.17_1.2174_FC5



R.
-- 
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 It's much better on my side"


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