[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-ati 6.7.196
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 07:27:53 PST 2007
On Nov 12, 2007 6:34 AM, Peter Clifton <pcjc2 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 02:13 -0500, Alex Deucher wrote:
> > On Nov 12, 2007 2:03 AM, Halim Issa <yallaone at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Monday 12 November 2007 02:51:20 Alex Deucher wrote:
> > > > Another RC release.
> > > >
> > > > fixes/new features:
> > > > - cursor related hangs
> > > > - LVDS fixes
> > > > - support for new DDC type
> > > > - bios/dock/lvds hw state fixes
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Thanks much for this release - it fixes the "garbled output" problem when
> > > switching virtual screens or closing the laptop lid from relese 6.7.195.
> > >
> > > 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
> That is no good, as any mouse jitter (or external keyboard use) will
> wake the screen. It happens frequently on my HP Laptop.
> I use xrandr --output LVDS --off
> I haven't hooked this up to the lid switch. The BIOS emits "video
> button" type events when you shut the lid on this machine, so it might
> need a short timer to ensure the call to shut the display off happens
> after that.
> I wonder actually.. could we use the equivalent of the above xrandr call
> inside the driver to shut the display off when appropriate? I appreciate
> in some cases, closing the lid means you just want to power down the
> back-light and LVDS panel. In others (with external monitor and perhaps
> TV hooked up), you might want the LVDS output completely dissociated
> from the crtc.
the driver could handle acpi events directly if it were able to get
them, but AFAIK, the apci support in xorg is somewhat lacking for
supporting this properly.
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