Bug 736853 - With battery power, the GDM screen flickers and finally the machine hangs
With battery power, the GDM screen flickers and finally the machine hangs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-09-08 17:08 EDT by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2011-09-08 20:43 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: gdm-3.1.90-1.fc16.x86_64
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Last Closed: 2011-09-08 20:43:05 EDT
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Description Horst H. von Brand 2011-09-08 17:08:09 EDT
Description of problem:
With just battery power,, this machine (Samsung Netbook N210) the screen flickers and finally the machine hangs (not suspend, etc; CapsLock has no efect on LEDs). Booted into runlevel 3 and then into XFCE, no troubles. With mains power the machine works fine (used it for the TestDay).

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How reproducible:
Always when on battery power

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into runlevel 5
Actual results:
Screen flickers (dims and brightness goes back to normal each few seconds, finally the screen goes black and the machine hangs, no CapsLock response in LEDs

Expected results:
Be able to login and work...

Additional info:
I noticed this a week or so back for the first time, but thought it was just a fluke (mostly used connected to mains).
Comment 1 Horst H. von Brand 2011-09-08 20:43:05 EDT
This is embarrasing... the fix was in the next batch of updates.

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