Installing Mandriva 2008 x86-64 Powerpack on a Thinkpad T61

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Mandriva Powerpack x86-64 installs successfully on Lenovo Thinkpad T61.

Suspend to RAM

If suspend to RAM does not work out of the box, then you need to install the pm-utils package if it wasn't already installed.

To resolve the annoying issue of not being able to see the X session on VT 7 after a resume, Update the following file /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/20-video-quirk-pm-lenovo.fdi

      <!-- T60*, T61*, Z61* -->
      <match key="system.hardware.version" prefix="ThinkPad ">
        <match key="system.hardware.version" suffix="T60">
          <merge key="power_management.quirk.s3_bios" type="bool">true</merge>
          <merge key="power_management.quirk.s3_mode" type="bool">true</merge>
        <match key="system.hardware.version" contains_outof="T60p;T61;Z61m;Z61t;Z60m">
          <merge key="power_management.quirk.s3_bios" type="bool">true</merge>
          <merge key="power_management.quirk.s3_mode" type="bool">true</merge>

And restart HAL daemon to pick up the new configuration changes: # service haldaemon restart

You can also query the HAL daemon to get more info about your system:

lshal -l | grep system.hardware.vendor 
  system.hardware.vendor = 'LENOVO'  (string)
lshal -l | grep system.hardware.version
  system.hardware.version = 'ThinkPad T61'  (string)
lshal -l | grep system.hardware.product
  system.hardware.product = '6465CTO'  (string)

My system was taking forever to boot at startup and also resume from a suspend. In both cases, the culprit seemed to be the service 'network-up'. It looks for several keys in the network configuration files /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*. Update these as follows to speed things up and prevent seeing the "Waiting for network to be up [FAILED]" message:


I always wondered how Microsoft Windows could quickly suspend and resume instantaneously as I opened the laptop lid! Make the following change to /usr/share/pm-utils/functions to be able to resume just as quick in Linux.

        if [ -n "$PM_LOGFILE" ]; then
                [ -f "$PM_LOGFILE" ] && rm -f "$PM_LOGFILE"
                exec > "$PM_LOGFILE" 2>&1
        take_suspend_lock || exit 1

        rm -f "$INHIBIT"

        run_hooks "$1"

        if [ ! -e "$INHIBIT" -a "$(type -t "do_$1")" == "function" ]; then
                sync ; sync ; sync
        remove_suspend_lock 200
        run_hooks "$2" reverse

#       remove_suspend_lock 200                                                                                                                                                                                                              

        return 0

Notice that we are removing the suspend lock well before we run the suspend/resume scripts from /usr/share/pm-utils/sleep.d

The following is written by:--Gslt 17:37, 13 January 2008 (CET) We also tried to use key=power_management.quirk.s3_mode but then the the backlight would be set to zero (0) when resuming from suspend.

A crude way to fix the backlight issue is to create a file /etc/pm/sleep.d/00crudebacklightfix with the following

case $1 in
        /usr/bin/chvt 1
        sleep 1
        /usr/bin/chvt 7
        /usr/bin/chvt 1
        sleep 1
        /usr/bin/chvt 7
    *)  echo "somebody is calling me totally wrong."

# chmod +x /etc/pm/sleep.d/00crudebacklightfix