I just got this Asus G1S laptop. Quite a nice laptop, and it has a Santa Rosa chipset (which may or may not be related to this problem). Had to switch to some linux distro because Vista is plain balls
After installing sabayon, i've been having quite a lot of problems. I've solved quite a lot of them myself, but this one I just do not know what to do at all... The thing is, I cannot use the essential Power-related functions at all. This includes Shutting down, restarting, hibernating, and suspending to RAM.
- When I shut down, KDE logs out, the screen turns blank, and stays like that. Also I've realized that the fan goes up to the max, which may indicate that the CPU is on full load? I left it for 5 minutes and it still didn't shut down on its own. Everytime I shut down, I have to cold switch it off (manually press the power button) and I think the disk doesn't get unmounted so that's no good.
- Same observations for restarting
- When suspending to RAM, the screen goes blank, never actually going to standby (LED doesn't start blinking, fan is on). And I could never get it back on. Have to cold switch it off too
- Suspending to disk doesn't do anything. It's simply locks the session, and stays that way. no observations of disk usage. I can unlock the KDE session and use it as if nothing happened
Also worth noting, though it may be unrelated, is that I can't seem to switch between the X sessions and other TTY's and back again. Doing that crashes the system, and so cold shut off needed. If I switch to a TTY I get a blank screen, which is wierd because I can see the boot splash and the verbose messages when I boot sabayon. switching it back to the X session show some garbled graphics on screen.. and system crash
Any ideas? I haven't got any XD. Perhaps I need to update a package?