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SubjectRe: [PATCH][help?] Radeonfb acpi resume
Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
>
>>>>Aww crap, thunderbird screwed up the white space...
>>>>
>>>>A usable version of the patch is attached, or here is a link:
>>>>http://dev.gentoo.org/~marineam/files/patch-radeonfb-2.6.12
>>>
>>>
>>>Wrong indentation in acpi_vgapost; I remember there was better patch
>>>to fix this out there.
>>
>>Ok, I'll go through and fix any coding style problems. I've only seen
>>older versions of this same patch, but if there is a better way I'd love
>>to hear it. I'll google around a little more just in case.
>
>
> It *was* version of the same patch, but it had codingstyle fixed, IIRC.

Ok, thats an easy fix then :-)
>
>
>>>Anyway, are you sure machine you have can't be fixed by any methods
>>>listed in Doc*/power/video.txt? I guess they are preferable to
>>>acpi_vgapost...
>>
>>Actually, this is one of the metholds listed in video.txt. Take a look
>>at #7 ;-). I just tried acpi_sleep=s3_bios to see what that does, but
>>just caused an instant reboot on resume. The only other solutions that
>>works is to disable the frame buffer and use X or some other app to do
>>the job as listed in #5 and #6, but something in kernel like this patch
>>is required to be able to use the framebuffer.
>
>
> I'd say that disabling framebuffer and going #5 or #6 is still
> prefered, but given nice patch, I'll probably accept it. Oh, and do
> note that (7) is listed near just one notebook.
>
> Pavel

Well, before the patch is ever concidered for the mainline I think
the issue with acquire_console_sem() causing the resume process to
stop and wait for a key press would have to be addressed.

This option could be listed for more notebooks with radeon cards,
for example mine is an Dell Inspiron 8500.


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Michael Marineau
marineam@engr.orst.edu
Oregon State University
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