[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-ati 6.7.196

Halim Issa yallaone at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 23:38:22 PST 2007

On Monday 12 November 2007 08:13:53 Alex Deucher wrote:
> > However, now the laptop lid button is no longer "active", so the display
> > does not turn off when the laptop lid is closed. Easily worked around by
> > exiting X before closing the lid, but still.
> The bios shouldn't be messing with the chip behind the driver's back.
> Hook up a script to acpi lid events and have it execute:
> xset dpms force off

The 'xset dpms force off' only turns off the screen for a second, and then the 
screen comes to life displaying the screen saver (no mouse/keyboard touched).

What's odd is that the screen lid button has worked flawlessly on the same 
computer for a long time with earlier drivers. Then in version 6.6.x, the 
screen lid button stopped responding, and in 6.7.195 it was back to 
functional again, only to be lost in 6.7.196. It seems to be driver 
related,as there are no such problems when in console.

Is there an undocumented xorg.conf feature that can be turned on for this, or 
have any others experienced the same?


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