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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Jul. 20th, 2004 03:55 pm
nVidia and ACPI

OK, so one of the things that has been majorly frustrating me about Linux lately is the distinct lack of suspend/resume support for ACPI ... you can do it with APM, but most devices nowadays don't support APM anymore (and with good reason ... APM was a crappy standard).

I've been using ACPI for power management on my laptop, because it's newer and APM support is eventually going away.

nVidia, with their crappy binary-only drivers, has so far not supported any kind of power management. There was a 3rd-party patch to make the 4xxx and 5xxx series builds use APM, but that never did work right. I upgraded to the newest 6xxx build recently and was rather pleasantly surprised to find the beginnings of ACPI support.

Of course, it broke a bunch of other shit, because nVidia likes to do that ... so no more DVD player (and thus no more Bebop) for me until I fix it. At least there IS a fix. *glares at nVidia*

So, long story short, after an hour or two of experimenting and tweaking scripts, I now have suspend/resume working on my laptop exactly the way I want it to. Happy Des. :D

Now, if only I could manage to get something actually productive done ... :p

-- Des

Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: mom typing away in the office

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ibyhms
Tesko
Tue, Jul. 20th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC)
mode +redneck tesko

I dun see why yall complainin'. Yall want ta use that thar linooks, so yall have to deal with whatever drivers n-vid-a or those third pardy drivers or write yer own, yump-to. What yall need a DVD player on yer comptuer fer anyway? ain't yall got a TV, er is TV 'neath ya? yeah, I know some them thar computer people who think tv is 'neath them, and they spend all day on the computer watchin flash cartoons and silly short clips of people lightin farts 'n what not. Yall spent all day a-fixin' some-in' that ain't not broke to begin with, and what have yall really done? yep, wasted a day.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Jul. 20th, 2004 04:49 pm (UTC)
Re: mode +redneck tesko

This is all I have to say to that.


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ibyhms
Tesko
Tue, Jul. 20th, 2004 06:08 pm (UTC)
Re: mode +redneck tesko

so yall doin' this fer yer parents?


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