SUSE is not responsible for the video drivers, and
indeed cannot even make changes to them. The problem
is that the nVidia drivers do not correctly support
suspend/resume, and only nVidia can fix that.
It's unlikely that SL10.1 will improve your
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:27 PM
> To: suse-amd64(a)suse.com
> Subject: Re: [suse-amd64] 10.0 to10.1???
> Hi Mark, Power management in 10 I believe had to do with the
> NVIDIA drivers used. I have discovered many articles and
> posts in this and other forums describing the problems. In a
> nutshell several folks were able to get the laptop into
> suspend to ram or suspend to disk.
> Others were not. I am one that was not. The LT will start a
> suspend and when the screen shuts off the top line will
> display stopping service:.
> It will hang there. On a different forum I saw where several
> folks got new NVIDIA drivers from thier web site, recompiled
> them and wer able to get past this point. When it came time
> to resume the screen would stay dark. There were many
> suggestions as to how this could be corrected but I never saw
> anyone that said they had been 100% successful. The logic
> here is that in reality PM worked and the video drivers were
> failing. But in my thinking even if this is true, then PM is
> still not working out of the box. I would switch if it did,
> but if not I will just stay where I am for now.
> In Windows(spit) it works flawlessly on this same LT. I guess
> eventually it will get to where it works out of the box.
> On Tuesday 30 May 2006 08:18, Langsdorf, Mark
> > > Hello, I have been using SuSE since version 9.0. I have
> skipped a
> > > couple of versions but I am currently using 10.0. My
> computer is a
> > > HP pavillion zv5000 laptop using nVidia chipset. The power
> > > management does not work properly. Has this been improved
> in 10.1? I
> > > would like to get power management working and would
> upgrade if PM
> > > will work without having to jump through hoops.
> > > Would there be any reason to switch from 10.0 to 10.1?
> Should I just
> > > skip this version and wait for the next one. Power
> management would
> > > be my main interest.
> > There were no significant changes between 10.1 and 10.0 in the
> > PowerNow! driver, at least from the viewpoint of your
> laptop. There
> > may have been changes in the ACPI subsystem that could have
> > power management.
> > Why didn't power management work in 10.0?
> > -Mark Langsdorf
> > AMD, Inc.
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