Explaining the new suspend quirks functionality in F7

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Thu May 17 09:15:13 UTC 2007

On 16.05.2007 16:33, Richard Hughes wrote:
> New in Fedora 7 we have the new pm-utils and hal-info dmi based matching
> of suspend quirks. We are doing finer matching to the laptop make and
> model, to make suspend (and more importantly resume) work for more
> people.
> What this means:
> * Some machines that suspended in FC6 might not work in F7
> * Lots of machines that did not suspend in FC6 might work in F7
> So, if you have to edit a file or add stuff to grub to get suspend
> working in F7, that's a bug. This stuff should just work on the majority
> or laptops.
> To help, and to try and make clearer all this new stuff, I've written a
> few pages here:
> http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/temp/quirk/quirk-intro.html

Some comments:

The page
only asks "Are you using the proprietary NVIDIA driver?" -- what about
the proprietary ATI driver?

You're not asking if people use a plain vga consile (vga=0 or vga=normal
on the kernel command line -- default in Fedora) or a framebuffer
console (vga=792 or something like that -- default in Ubuntu, OpenSuse,
no idea about Mandriva).

Further: Both details mentioned above according to my tests on several
laptops heavily influence if laptops suspends or what quicks they need.
So those informations thus IMHO should be tracked in the fdi files.
Otherwise we soon might end in situations like "my laptops suspends fine
under Fedora with the fdi file, but does not under OpenSuse (or vice versa).


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