[arch-general] intel video & suspend

Alexander Lam lambchop468 at gmail.com
Wed May 26 08:51:50 EDT 2010

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:55 AM, Sara Fauzia <sara at archlinux.us> wrote:
>> Now from time to time (≈ once a week) when I wake it up, the screen
>> remains black in both X and text console. Nothing can bring it back,
>> but everything else works just fine. No errors in logs either.
> I am having the same problem on my Fujitsu T900, 64-bit ArchLinux. Tried
> both pm-suspend and s2ram, and while s2ram *appeared* to not cause this
> problem as much, it still happened. At first I thought my screen was entirely
> blank, but on closer inspection realized my screen was simply very dim--flashing
> a flashlight at the screen helped a lot. Was able to navigate to my brightness
> settings, and the brightness was on max, as it was before suspend. I have the
> testing repo enabled, and everything is up-to-date. I don't know if this problem
> occurred with older kernel versions on the Fujitsu, as this is a recent install.
> Sara

You should try looking into vbetool.
It can turn the backlight on if necessary.

Alexander Lam

More information about the arch-general mailing list