[lug] Linux Laptop question

Scott A. Herod herod at interact-tv.com
Tue Dec 12 09:47:49 MST 2000

That sounds a lot like the problem that I have with one of my home
machines.  My work-around, always escape out to a shell, "Ctrl-Alt-F1",
and run "shutdown -y -g0" manually.  If that doesn't work, you might
try asking about it on one of the xfree.org mailing lists.  I monitor
a couple for specific card postings but do notice a lot of laptop
problems being discussed.


Greg Holling wrote:
> Hi, everybody.
> I'm having a problem with laptop configuration; I was hoping somebody might
> have an idea what's going on.
> I'm running RH6.2 on a Gateway laptop.  It works OK, with one exception:
> every OTHER time I start X (Enlightenment/Gnome), it seems to come up in
> a really low-resolution mode where it won't respond to any keypress events.
> The only way I've found to exit is to hit the power button, which is ugly.
> After it reboots, everything is fine, until I shut it down again.
> I know...I should never have to reboot my Linux box, but I usually shut it
> down when
> I'm carrying it around.  :->
> Any hints?  I'm stumped.
> Thanks.
> - Greg

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