Subject: Re: apm issue with my Thinkpad...
To: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/15/2005 20:49:15
In message <20050916004714.GQ29139@bcd.geek.com.au>, Daniel Carosone writes:
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>On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 08:43:15PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> If the machine is on battery and left running unattended, the screen=20
>> blanks. Usually, I can't get it to turn back on again, except by=20
>> suspend/resume -- and sometimes (like just now) the suspend doesn't=20
>> work. From that, I suspect that there's an APM event being sent to the=
>> kernel, and it isn't being handled properly. Has anyone else seen=20
>> this? Any fixes or bypasses?
>It may not be entirely apm.. does "xset dpms force on" produce any result?
I'll try that next time it happens if I'm in a situation where I can
get to it remotely.... But I suspect APM because of the suspend
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb