HP nw8440 resumes with blank screen due to vbetool hang

Bug #328522 reported by Luka Renko on 2009-02-12
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
hal-info (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vbetool

HW: HP nw8440 laptop with ATI Technologies Inc M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600]
SW: Kubuntu/Jaunty, up-to-date, using FOSS ATI driver

I wanted to contribute to suspend testing, therefore I hav run the script provided here:

Laptop suspends fine, it also auto-resumes after 10 sec timeout, but I end up with blank screen. As keyboard is working (CapsLock turns LED on/off), I have tried to switch consoles (Ctrl-Alt-F1 / Ctrl-Alt-F7), which got me back to my KDE desktop (properly protected by lock).

CPU load was high (1 core was 100%), generated by "vbetool" process. If I have continued the test (with next suspend cycle), it failed to suspend. If I kill the "vbetool" process (which requires another console switch to get back to normal KDE desktop), then next suspend will work and resume will behave the same (blank screen, console-switch needed, have to kill vbetool, another console-switch needed).

It looks like this "vbetool" is causing problems to my system.

Related branches

Luka Renko (lure) wrote :
Luka Renko (lure) wrote :
Luka Renko (lure) wrote :

It seems that wrong hal-info quirks are set for this laptop. Changing package to hal-info.

Luka Renko (lure) wrote :

This is patch to /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/20-video-quirk-pm-hp.fdi file to disable vbetool quirks for nw8440 laptop (similar to only other nwXXXX series laptop from HP).
I have applied it to 20090210-0ubuntu1 package in Ubuntu/Jaunty and manual suspend/resume test finishes fine.

Changed in hal-info:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Luka Renko (lure) on 2009-02-20
Changed in hal-info:
assignee: nobody → pitti
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :
Changed in hal-info:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package hal-info - 20090227-0ubuntu1

hal-info (20090227-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * New git snapshot:
    - Hotkeys for Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 1520 (LP: #317505)
    - Fix Fn+Arrow "Brightness Up" key on Acer laptops (LP: #327707)
    - UM175 modem (LP: #328309)
    - Sleep quirks for HP nw8440 (LP: #328522)
    - Samsung YP-S2 audio player (LP: #331538)
    - Samsung YP-S5 audio player (LP: #332913)
    - Fix Samsung Q210 brightness keys (LP: #333352)
    - Sony Ericsson w880i/3G mobile modem (LP: #334327)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:14:51 +0100

Changed in hal-info:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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