Suspend fails on Dell Inspiron 8600


Applies to: Ubuntu Linux 9.10, 10.04

Reason: Laptop suspends but does not awaken properly. Screen is black, with or without cursor, does not respond to keyboard. Issue is that display backlight is not restarted.

Resolution: Per comments and instructions in the Lanuchpad Bugs site, in file /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/20-video-quirk-pm-dell.fdi

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