[ltp] Z61m, ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400, Debian Sid

Alex Deucher linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:07:40 -0500

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 4:37 AM, Gijs Hillenius <gijs@hillenius.net> wrote:
> I've reported a bug (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3D34123=
> Meanwhile, I've been trying to see what happens when I close/open the
> lid?
> Apparently closing it sends a command to the Radeon card which helps to
> reset it? I would like to enter that command by hand, (on the command
> line, or by putting it under a Fkey, or a Fn key..) so that I can
> continue working, without having to close/open the lid of the laptop
> every so many seconds? I find no hints in syslog or dmesg or Xlog...

The lid usually generates an acpi lid event which is usually handled
by the lid preferences in your desktop environment; usually suspend or
dpms off.  you can force a dpms state with 'xset dpms force off'.


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