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
From: David [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:27 PM
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
> couple of versions but I am currently using
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
upgrade if PM
> will work without having to jump through
> 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.
There were no significant changes between 10.1 and 10.0 in the
PowerNow! driver, at least from the viewpoint of your
may have been changes in the ACPI subsystem that
Why didn't power management work in 10.0?
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