[CentOS] centos 5.3 with dkms-nvidia-x11-drv and gnome power manager sleep

Ryan Pugatch rpug at tripadvisor.com
Sun Aug 30 19:57:15 UTC 2009

Hi all,

On my ThinkPad T61, I am trying to get gnome power manager's sleep 
function to work properly.  When I bring my machine back up after sleep, 
I end up with just a black screen and nothing responding.. no capslock 
light when I hit capslock for example.  I am running the latest nvidia 
driver from rpmforge (I'm suspecting the nvidia driver isn't playing nice).

With Ubuntu I had to make a change in 
to get it to work.  This, unfortunately, didn't help in CentOS.

'echo mem > /sys/power/state' seems to work properly - the machine 
actually comes back up.  Whatever method G-P-M is using is not.

Can I make G-P-M use that command to suspend?  Or any ideas on how to 
make G-P-M's method work?



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