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On my new Sony Vaio laptop (VPCEC3L1E) the screen fades to white
(with backlights on, i think) instead of simply blanking out.
This can be reproduced by running "xset dpms force off" or
by simply waiting until powermanagement kicks in.
The graphics card used is a radeon 5xxx(?)
(01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 68e0).
This happens on console and in X.
I'll attach some pictures showing the issue.
Thanks for any help!
PS: I hope i did choose the correct product/component for
this type of bug.
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Uuh, i forgot to mention some important things.
libdrm/mesa/xf86-video-ati from git (today).
Did this used to work previously? If so what kernel version?
Please attach a copy of your vbios rom following these instructions:
(use lspci to get the bus id)
cd /sys/bus/pci/devices/<pci bus id>
echo 1 > rom
cat rom > /tmp/vbios.rom
echo 0 > rom
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Does this patch help?
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> Did this used to work previously? If so what kernel version?
This laptop ist brandnew, so i just used kernel-2.6.35.? (Ubuntu LiveCD),
kernel-18.104.22.168 and 2.6.37-rc5+, everytime with the same whitescreen issue.
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> Please attach a copy of your vbios rom following these instructions:
> (as root)
> (use lspci to get the bus id)
> cd /sys/bus/pci/devices/<pci bus id>
> echo 1 > rom
> cat rom > /tmp/vbios.rom
> echo 0 > rom
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> possible fix
> Does this patch help?
No, didn't work. Screen still becomes white on
'xset dpms force off'.
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> (In reply to comment #8)
> > Did this used to work previously? If so what kernel version?
> This laptop ist brandnew, so i just used kernel-2.6.35.? (Ubuntu LiveCD),
> kernel-22.214.171.124 and 2.6.37-rc5+, everytime with the same whitescreen issue.
Ouch, "kernel-126.96.36.199 and 2.6.37-rc6+" of course.
I really hate to bump, but are there
any news/updates about this issue? Should i
post more infos/logs?
Is there _anything_ i could do to make
this work? _Anything_ i could test?
Additinally a second problem showed up:
After suspending the laptop the screen (sometimes)
flickers a lot. This only goes away if you do a
Should i file a new bug report or could this
also be related to the actual problem?
Thanks in advance.
I have the same problem on eMachines E640G laptop with the same integrated graphics (PCI ID is the same). I remember having this problem ever since the Evergreen support started to work. Currently I'm using kernel 2.6.38-rc5+
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This is vbios from my laptop
I have the same problem with Samsung R20+ laptop. What info can be useful?