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Re: Considering moving to Debian PowerPC

On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 02:15:34PM +0100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-12-28 at 00:58, Miguel Sousa Filipe wrote:
> > Well.. I just saw this in freenode IRC network:
> > 
> > ~ iBook3 suspend patch: http://people.debian.org/~hafre/radeonfb.c.diff
> > 
> > I guess suspend is now possible in linux! :-p
> What that patch does is basically to _not_ suspend the video chip, which
> is not really a good solution. It may or may not work and may or may not
> screw up the chip's engine since I suspect the PMU actually remove the
> clock from the M7 during sleep (and possibly clock & power from the
> video RAM). Also, that means you'll eat a significant amount of power
> during sleep.
> Note that I don't know what dreamind smoked, but I do not have a working
> fix for that ;) I may be able to hack something if I get a chance to
> play on an M7 based machine for a few days, but so far that have not
> been the case. Note that ATI is still supposed to provide the necessary
> information (at least they told us they would do so) soon.

Thanks for the clarification.


Christophe Barbé <christophe.barbe@ufies.org>
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