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Offline farinet

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No powermanagement . . .
« on: 2013/07/20, 21:26:42 »
I've running razorqt firestarter on an old HP Pavilion. I set up the environment, that the razorqt desktop isn't used but flubox instead. Sor far, safe some finetuning all is fine. But i notice, i do not have any effective powermanagement on this machine. First, what inx -F says about the machine (as far as needed):

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System:    Host: siductionbox Kernel: 3.10-0.towo-siduction-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.5 Distro: siduction 13.1.0 Firestarter - rqt - (201305202350)
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: Pavilion dv5000 (RA642EA#ABD) version: F.41
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 30A4 version: 49.54 Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: F.41 date: 04/13/2006
CPU:       Single core AMD Turion 64 Mobile ML-37 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3) clocked at 2000.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS480M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200]
           X.Org: 1.12.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.1.4
Audio:     Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_atiixp
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.10-0.towo-siduction-amd64


Now, when xscreensaver is active it locks correctly the screen but it does not go any further (i.e. to put the machine in suspend or hibernate although i set that in the xscreensaver prefs). The same is true for ptbatterysystemtray. That application is able to execute halt and reboot but nothing else.

This Pavilion has a "hard key" for suspend: FN+F5 which works. But i'm clueless how to arrive there from within the linux setup (this experience is identical to what i experience on a way way more modern samsung 535uc, which is also amd64 type and does not have no powermanagement at all). On the samsung i tried with the amd catalyst (fglrx) driver. That gave me powermanagement control but i lost console access, CMD-ALT F1 thru F6 (and F7 to turn back) . . .

Now, my question to you more experienced people: Could i try the fglrx driver for this HP Pavilion? As far as i can see, the graphics are fine, but . . . may be the fglrx would improve the control over powermanagement (or are there other tricks i could try?).

Thanks a lot in advance!