Re: Anybody using a Dell Inspiron 8500/8600 with the ATI card?
> Nothing has worked.
Did anybody try the 'hibernate' package ?
It has several options like restoring VBE state, or switch to console
before suspend. There's also some options in /etc/default/acpi.
Packages: acpi-support, acpitool, vbetool.
You may try to compile rc kernel 18.104.22.168 from kernel.org with
suspend2.net patch, for hibernation to disk.
> 1 - Can the ATI drive the 1920x1200 WUXGA screen that I've got? The ones
> I see on eBay are all 32MB cards, and I'm not sure what the RAM is on my
grep VideoRAM /var/log/Xorg*log
32M is few with your high resolution, even with only 16bit depth,
it will be damm slow for any (web-) multimedia operations.
I guess you also will be able to watch movies, with that display.
I'd go for at least 64M, better 128. YMMV.
> 2 - Are you able to use suspend-to-ram and wake it and get the screen back?
I use fglrx driver for atix1300, and closing the lid -> suspend2 to disk from a full
running desktop session (audio, services like NFS mounts and Samba) works well.