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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.37
[Let's CC Indan - author of the bugzilla patches]

On Thu 06-01-11 11:48:16, Michal Hocko wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue 04-01-11 17:15:45, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> [...]
> > We did have another revert to fix hopefullythe last "blank screen"
> > regression on intel graphics.
>
> It seems that there is still a regression for intel graphic cards
> backlight. One report is https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22672.
> I can reproduce the problem easily by:
> xset dpms force standby; sleep 3s; xset dpms force on
>
> backlight doesn't get up (there is really dark picture though which
> doesn't get brighter by function keys which work normally) after dpms on
> until I close and open lid.
>
> The problem wasn't present in 2.6.36

I can confirm that this problem is not present if both patches from
bko#22672 are applied on top of 2.6.37 kernel.
I haven't tried both patches separately, but I can surely try it if it
makes any sense.

>
> $ lspci -vv
> [...]
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
> Subsystem: Fujitsu Limited. Device 137a
> Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
> Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
> Latency: 0
> Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
> Region 0: Memory at f0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
> Region 1: I/O ports at 1800 [size=8]
> Region 2: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
> Region 3: Memory at f0400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
> Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
> Capabilities: <access denied>
> Kernel driver in use: i915
[...]

--
Michal Hocko
L3 team
SUSE LINUX s.r.o.
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190 00 Praha 9
Czech Republic


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