Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455377
After resume, video is sometimes blank
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:56:42 EST
I have a Dell D430 running Fedora 8 and, since about the time the kernel
2.6.25 was released, I experienced a new problem with video: sometimes, (about
one out of ten trials) the screen does not wake up at resume and remains
When things go wrong, I find in /var/log/pm-suspend.log
running hook: /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/99video =====
Error: something went wrong performing real mode call
Error: something went wrong performing real mode interrupt
The Dell D430 used to have no info in HAL .fdi database, and I had a file
in /etc/pm/config.d with
A comment of Kyle McMartin in bug 373041 made me realized that about the time
kernel 2.6.25 was released, a new version of hal was shipped. The current
version of hal (hal-0.5.10-3.fc8) contains quirks for the D430:
quirk.vbe_post=true and quirk.vbemode_restore=true.
I wonder if quirk.vbemode_restore is not the source of my problems. My file
in /etc/pm/config.d now contains
I made a couple of suspend/resume and things are working nicely (video comes
back up, brightness keys and text consoles are working). I'll report here if I
experience again a resume with a blank screen.
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