Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50109
(Savage) DPMS not working with HP OmniBook XE3
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:12 EDT
Description of Problem:
DPMS is not working with an HP OmniBook XE3 (S3 Savage/MX chipset).
Diagnostic output (xset -q from remote host) tells monitor is
off/standby/suspend, but that's not the case.
DPMS features are working fine on the linux text-console.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. xset +dpms
2. xset dpms force off
3. xset -q
DPMS (Energy Star):
Standby: 405 Suspend: 450 Off: 540
DPMS is Enabled
Monitor is Off
but monitor is still on
monitor is off
XFree86-4.1.0-0.8.6 (seen before also)
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'lspci -vv' output
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XFree86 startup messages
Before you ask: same result when 'Option "SyncOnGreen"' is commented out
Is this with an external monitor, or with the internal panel? This should help
The described symptoms are with the internal panel.
When using an external monitor (Belinea 107030) the monitor is flickering 3-4
seconds and goes into suspend mode then. While flickering the OSD tells "No
signal"; but when using DPMS of an MGA 450 or pulling out the cable the monitor
is not flickering and turns off immediately.
upgrade xscreensaver and gnome control center.
I am running
# rpm -q xscreensaver control-center
which seem to be the most recent versions. As told before I have used `xset'
directly which modifies the DPMS state directly without interfering with
Is this still an issue? The bug was sitting in a modified state, but nothing
appeared to have been modified :-) Changing it to needinfo, awaiting feedback
from the user on the status of things.
Yes, it is still an issue with XFree86-4.2.0-6.32
Please report this to the upstream driver maintainer Tim Roberts.
The only way this will realistically be a fixed/resolved issue we can
close, is if someone with the hardware, can both reproduce the problem,
troubleshoot and debug it, and fix it, and provide a patch. That may
require having the documentation - which Tim Roberts presumeably has,
but which is not available freely.
So there is not much we can do about this unless it is fixed by upstream.
Closing bug WONTFIX. Feel free to reopen bug if you discover a patch or
find out the upstream driver has fixed the problem and would like me
to update the code.
You can contact Tim directly at: Tim Roberts <email@example.com>