3.12.7 might have fix for nvidia optimus dual graphics suspend freezing:
It has affected my intel/nvidia dual graphics laptop with 3.12.X kernels. Meaning no waking up from suspend.
Waiting eagerly to test 3.12.7 kernel.
ACPIPHP / radeon / nouveau: Fix VGA switcheroo problem related to hotplug
The changes in the ACPI-based PCI hotplug (ACPIPHP) subsystem made
during the 3.12 development cycle uncovered a problem with VGA
switcheroo that on some systems, when the device-specific method
(ATPX in the radeon case, _DSM in the nouveau case) is used to turn
off the discrete graphics, the BIOS generates ACPI hotplug events for
that device and those events cause ACPIPHP to attempt to remove the
device from the system (they are events for a device that was present
previously and is not present any more, so that's what should be done
according to the spec). Then, the system stops functioning correctly.
Since the hotplug events in question were simply silently ignored
previously, the least intrusive way to address that problem is to
make ACPIPHP ignore them again. For this purpose, introduce a new
ACPI device flag, no_hotplug, and modify ACPIPHP to ignore hotplug
events for PCI devices whose ACPI companions have that flag set.
Next, make the radeon and nouveau switcheroo detection code set the
no_hotplug flag for the discrete graphics' ACPI companion.
Confirm slow to X-screen with Radeon.
SNS doesn't work with SiS190 chipset but OK with Dougal's - wired.
Needs default FlashPlayer. Will investigate if any (32) .pets function.
Just back, will continue to investigate while you rest.
> >- Gnumeric and Gparted are ok, however Abiword is missing libwv-1.2.
> >> -abiword, +goffice, +wv (wv is in PPM < salix)
Oh yes, how could I missed that, thanks!
- "pre-desktop" delay is gone
- gpicview seems to be more versatile than Viewnior - will it go to regular Slacko, too? Anyway, it handles properly all those formats I recently added to Woof
- nice wallpaper :)
5.8.6: confirm desktop delay fixed, all sound settings set in both 'setup' and 'tray icon config' but still silent??? Sound chip originally detected as hw0 but when selected changes to hw1?? Is this an instance of two sound card problem again?
Did a quick frugal install of 5.8.6 on one of my Nvidia boxes......all basics working correctly on initial boot. Did not need to use the nouveau.noaccel=1 kernel parameter.
Looking good so far. On to more testing.......
Quick test to see what is situation with nouveau-acpi suspend freezing.
Suspending still freezes the comp. Hard poweroff still needed. Meaning that I need to remove nouveau kernel module and let comp use only intel graphics. It might be that it will be 3.13.X kernel series before this dual graphics nvidia optimus bug has been fixed.
Otherwise....looks great. Great work. I will surely test more, when I have removed offending nouveau.ko and created savefile.
Sound finally sussed on this SiS system. Off/muted at boot up. If one visits the sound config on right click of tray icon all is lost, even retrovol isn't accessible. Got to go via desktop setup icon and hit the double sound card option then all sweetness and light. Any prior visit to the config will negate other attempts. Vaguely remember something like this cropping up elsewhere?
Found Hardinfo, thanks micko - saves grovelling with torch in hand to look in the box (all my 64bit machines are in cases - daft, I know for testing, but that's just how it falls at the moment.
Otherwise - impressive.
Except, maybe - should we be worrying at all about compact live distros on 64bit state-of-art HW?! Great intellectual stimulation for the cognoscenti, though.
Demand - yes, of course, like offers of 'free' chocolate. Lots of demand for a bunch of stuff; ----------- write your demands here.
Landfill may not be such an issue in Oz with all those big holes in the ground from sending your mineral resources to China!
You won't find politicians voting for rational sustainable policies and objectives.
But I still like Slacko64.