Experiences with F8T2 on Thinkpad T61
katzj at redhat.com
Mon Sep 24 00:03:34 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 17:38 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> - The DVD won't boot into X. If I boot to runlevel 3 and attempt to
> system-config-display, there are two problems.
> (1) The Monitor section of xorg.conf is missing.
This is correct -- there shouldn't need to be a monitor section as it
should be auto-detected
> (2) The nv driver hangs with a black screen. The keyboard is still
> functional and I can reboot with <CTRL>-<ALT>-<F1> <CTRL>-<ALT>-<DEL>.
This sounds like a driver bug, please file against xorg-x11-drv-nv and
include your X.log, lspci info and xorg.conf
> - I used gparted to resize NTFS partitions and partition the drive. It
> hung at the end of the resize operation without confirming it is
> finished (although the operation appears to have completed). Also,
> gparted quits after the rescan step after each operation set.
Haven't seen/heard this one. Probably worth filing against gparted (or
maybe ntfs-progs; hard to say) though
> - Have to install with "vesa" kernel option. The nv driver boots to a
> black screen.
Same as above.
> - On the Disk Druid screen, the screen is not repainted after opening
> and closing popups.
This is filed already -- see bug 289281
> - The display is only configured for 800x600.
This is going to be related to lack of proper monitor probing.
> - Screen brightness is erratic. The screen brightness applet appears,
> but whatever controls I hit, brightness changes randomly up or down and
> does not get fully bright or dim. If I switch to a VC, I can control
> the brightness, but ^@ characters appear on the display.
This has been reported a couple of times-- Warren was going to try to
track this down and get some better reporting of it I believe
> - X server doesn't terminate on logout--I have to <CTRL>-<ALT>-<BKSP> to
> kill it.
Sounds like an X server bug
> - Suspend doesn't work at all. Select Suspend from the power applet and
> the machine starts to suspend, the light comes on, then the light goes
> off and the machine is live, except that the display is black. I can
> reboot as above.
Using which X driver?
> - Hibernate appears to work, but on resume I get a message that
> hibernate failed.
> - Stopping the bluetooth service on reboot or shutdown fails, although
> starting on bootup succeeds. Have not tested bluetooth functionality
I believe I saw some discussion about this, but am not certain anymore
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