LCD stays off on lid open
moshe at runslinux.net
Mon Nov 27 15:07:53 UTC 2006
Thanks for the response. It seems like this is a bug that shoud be
addressed. But I just today tried setting it to "blank screen" when I
closed the lid, and now when I close and open it, it does successfully reset
On 11/27/06, Fulko.Hew at sita.aero <Fulko.Hew at sita.aero> wrote:
> fedora-test-list-bounces at redhat.com wrote on 11/26/2006 11:11:26 PM:
> > For maybe around a week now, my laptop's does not turn back on when
> > I open the lid. I can be logged in or at the gdm screen, but
> > closing the laptop lid permanently blanks my screen. I have set all
> > my gnome-power-manager options never to shut off the screen or
> > perform any action on a lid close.
> > I have a Dell Latitude D610 with an Intel 915GM/GMS/910GML
> > (according to lspci), which uses the i810 video driver.
> > FWIW, using the xset dpms force off does blank the screen, but it
> > successfully turns back on when I move the mouse.
> > Any ideas?
> Yes. I think I have the same issue with my Dell Inspiron 6400 (aka 1505?)
> I googled the world and found someone (at U of T) with a solution that
> worked for me. (sorry, I can't rememeber the url and I didn'w write it
> down, but here it is from my notes:
> a) you need an ACPI events file to capture the lidswitch activity,
> b) a script to run when triggered to turn the light back on.
> (Don't forget to mark lidswitch.sh as executable.)
> 1/ Add the file: /etc/acpi/events/lidswitch
> # /etc/acpi/events/lidswitch
> # This is called when the lid is closed or opened and calls
> # /etc/acpi/lidswitch.sh for further processing.
> event=button[ /]lid
> 2/ Add the file /etc/acpi/lidswitch.sh
> # /etc/acpi/lidswitch.sh
> # Re-activates the screen when the lid is opened again
> if [ -e /tmp/acpi_sleep ]; then
> rm /tmp/acpi_sleep
> grep -q open "$LID_STATE"
> if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then # open the lid
> vbetool dpms on
> if [ -e "$VT_NR" ]; then # we closed the lid in X
> chvt $(cat $VT_NR)
> rm -f "$VT_NR"
> else # closing the lid
> echo $(fgconsole) > $VT_NR # remember the current vt
> chvt 1
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