Re: ThinkPad T30, ACPI: backlight stays on during suspend
Steven Ihde <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I have a ThinkPad T30 I just installed with the latest stuff from
> testing. When I try to suspend with ACPI (echo "3" >
> /proc/acpi/sleep), the laptop appears to suspend,
it does suspend, I think.
> but the display backlight stays on.
Same here, and the image 'decays' beginning in the lower left corner,
probably because that is the warmest part of the LCD.
> If I try blanking the display through some other
> means (such as xset dpms or setterm -power), the backlight comes back
> on as soon as the ACPI sleep process starts.
For me the various xset dpms don't turn off the backlight,
just the LCD goes dark. And setterm doesn't work either,
% sudo setterm -powersave powerdown
cannot (un)set powersave mode
> Is this a lost cause, or has anybody ever encountered and resolved
> this issue?
I don't know, I haven't yet made the effort to solve it.
> APM suspend appears to work OK, but I'd rather use ACPI if I could get
> it working. Note, however, that I had to upgrade to a kernel compiled
> from kernel-source-2.6.8=2.6.8-7, because 2.6.8-3 through 2.6.8-6 had
> a patch that broke even APM suspend (see the kernel-source-2.6.8-7
> changelog for details and a reference to bugs). The precompiled
> kernel images in testing and unstable (for i686) are still compiled
> from 2.6.8-3.
I have a self-compiled 2.6.9-rc1 here.
If you solve it, please keep us informed.
Jürgen Stuber <email@example.com>
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