Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 736853
With battery power, the GDM screen flickers and finally the machine hangs
Last modified: 2011-09-08 20:43:05 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).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always when on battery power
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into runlevel 5
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
Be able to login and work...
I noticed this a week or so back for the first time, but thought it was just a fluke (mostly used connected to mains).
This is embarrasing... the fix was in the next batch of updates.