[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#527742: acpi-support: don't do vbesave when kernel mode setting is used

Dariush Forouher dariush at forouher.de
Fri May 8 19:15:18 UTC 2009

Package: acpi-support
Version: 0.109-11
Severity: normal


executing vbetool on a system running a kernel with KMS enabled will cause problems.
vbetool seems to disable the interrupt of the GPU which causes weird behaviour of X.

Since vbetool already tells in its manpage that it must not be run when X is running,
I'd argue that this is less a bug in vbetool but rather one in the scripts of acpi-support
that end up executing vbetool.

See https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20896 for more information on
the issue.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable'), (101, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-rc3-00537-g4d5bacf (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages acpi-support depends on:
ii  acpi-support-base          0.109-11      scripts for handling base ACPI eve
ii  acpid                      1.0.8-1lenny1 Utilities for using ACPI power man
ii  dmidecode                  2.9-1         Dump Desktop Management Interface 
ii  finger                     0.17-12       user information lookup program
ii  hdparm                     8.9-3         tune hard disk parameters for high
ii  laptop-detect              0.13.6        attempt to detect a laptop
ii  libc6                      2.9-11        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  lsb-base                   3.2-20        Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  powermgmt-base             1.30+nmu1     Common utils and configs for power
ii  vbetool                    1.1-2         run real-mode video BIOS code to a
ii  x11-xserver-utils          7.4+2         X server utilities

Versions of packages acpi-support recommends:
ii  dbus         1.2.1-5                     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  hal          0.5.12~git20090406.46dc48-2 Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii  nvclock      0.8b3-1                     Allows you to overclock your nVidi
ii  pm-utils                   utilities and scripts for power ma
ii  radeontool   1.5-5                       utility to control ATI Radeon back

Versions of packages acpi-support suggests:
ii  laptop-mode-tools             1.48-1     Scripts to spin down hard drive an

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