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Re: iMac/nvidia & sleep

On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 10:43:46AM -0800, Michael M. wrote:
> Still no sleep for my flat-panel iMac (G4) monitor.  The screen turns 
> green.  This is under Sarge with XFree86-4.3.0 and an nVidia GeForce2 
> MX/MX 400 card.  It's unclear to me, from browsing through the list 
> archive, whether it's possible to get the monitor to sleep and if so, 
> what to use.
> In this message:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2004/02/msg00695.html
> Carlos Marín says sleep works on this machine with pmud (which aptitude 
> indicates is for PowerBooks), but he's using a different kernel, and his 
> message is almost 2 years old.  And in another message on that same 
> 2-year-old thread, Benh indicates that the video chip is the problem and 
> says there's little or no hope for nVidia based machines.
> There's another package, powerpc-utils, that conflicts with pmud.  I 
> don't know which might be worth trying, or if either would do any good, 
> or if I'd need some kernel patch, or if, two years later, it's still 
> hopeless.  Any enlightenment on how to make this monitor go dark?

The problem is not the tool used, but the fact that we have no information on
how to put the graphic chip to sleep.

Simply, don't buy hardware with nvidia graphics in it, and you should have no
such problems :)


Sven Luther

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