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Re: Fedora 8 Test 2 on an Inspiron 9300

On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 09:56 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-09-16 at 21:05 +1000, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> > My laptop doesn't wake from suspend.  I'm pretty sure this is the old
> > 'nv' driver doesn't wake from suspend issue I've had before and the
> > sooner I can get that disease ridden nvidia driver (from livna)
> > compiled, the sooner I can confirm this.  However, the build method has
> > changed and I can't figure it out, so if someone can give me a hand
> > getting this working, then I can file a bug against the 'nv' driver with
> > regard to resume issues.
> nv has many, many known resume issues.  On most laptops, the nv video
> BIOS will nop out the POST path after boot.  The VBIOS makes cross-calls
> to the system BIOS to determine policy, and the system BIOS may have
> been thrown away, so it's easier for NVIDIA to just do nothing with
> VBIOS calls after bootup and let the driver handle it directly.
> Which is, in fact, the correct thing to do, but it does mean we can't do
> 'vbetool post' on nv chips reliably.  And we don't currently have the
> code to initialize the chip without doing BIOS POST, so.  It's a bit
> screwed atm.  I've mentioned this to NVIDIA and they're trying to work
> out a solution, but right now nv laptops should be considered
> hibernate-only with the nv driver.
> This is probably something that should go in a release note.

Thanks AJAX.

It would be useful for this to be in the release notes.

"It's a fine line between denial and faith.
 It's much better on my side"

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