Secondary display not waking from suspend

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Secondary display not waking from suspend

Postby Dobeedoo » 2018-08-18 18:16

Hi,
recently my secondary display often fails to wake up from suspend. Going into 'Displays', it shows as state "Off" and refresh rate is the set to "60 Hz (NTSC)". Living in a PAL country, I wouldn't expect NTSC in any circumstances. I can't tell for sure how long this has been, but at least a couple of weeks. I guess it could have been introduced by an update, but then more people should've been affected. Googling and searching the forum didn't give me much clues (none).

I have not changed any configuration in ages (apart from apt upgrades), I've had my share of life, so at this point I just need things to work solid if possible.

Where should I start debugging? I guess the setting wouldn't be "Off" if it detected the monitor, so to me it sound local to the computer, right?

My setup is a Lenovo Y520 laptop, secondary monitor via HDMI running Debian Stretch

Any ideas?
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Re: Secondary display not waking from suspend

Postby Dobeedoo » 2018-08-18 20:38

Don't know if it qualifies as solution, but looking in /var/log/messages revealed a lot of errors from the current Google-chrome, so stopped that, and guess what? Problems are now gone. For now anyway.
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Re: Secondary display not waking from suspend

Postby bw123 » 2018-08-18 21:56

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/var/log/messages revealed a lot of errors from the current Google-chrome, so stopped that,
...


stopped that? am I supposed to understand what 'stopped that' means?

stop being silly, you are using debian, be useful to your fellows.
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Re: Secondary display not waking from suspend

Postby debiman » 2018-08-19 05:48

^ i guess they meant "stop chrome"

i've very recently seen a similar thread where google chrome seems to interfer with graphics.
my guess is, DISabling chrome's hardware accel could help there.

and you know that Google Chrome is not debian software, right?
why are people using debian only to then install that? i just don't get it.
wouldn't something like mint or ubuntu be more suitable for this behemoth of unfree software?

Dobeedoo wrote:recently

obvious question: what happened just before that?
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Re: Secondary display not waking from suspend

Postby Dobeedoo » 2018-08-19 09:00

bw123 wrote:
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/var/log/messages revealed a lot of errors from the current Google-chrome, so stopped that,
...


stopped that? am I supposed to understand what 'stopped that' means?

stop being silly, you are using debian, be useful to your fellows.

Sure, English is not my native language, so please give me a brake. I know you understood I meant quit using Google-Chrome.
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Re: Secondary display not waking from suspend

Postby Dobeedoo » 2018-08-19 09:06

debiman wrote:^ i guess they meant "stop chrome"

i've very recently seen a similar thread where google chrome seems to interfer with graphics.
my guess is, DISabling chrome's hardware accel could help there.

and you know that Google Chrome is not debian software, right?
why are people using debian only to then install that? i just don't get it.
wouldn't something like mint or ubuntu be more suitable for this behemoth of unfree software?

Dobeedoo wrote:recently

obvious question: what happened just before that?

As I said, I don't know exactly how long this has been going on, I have just accepted the malfunction since it was not too severe. I think Google-chrome was updated, but have not double checked. If in fact so, then it would seem obvious that is the reason. What I don't get is why Google-chrome interferes with power management, if that is what is responsible for turning the screen off in settings.
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Re: Secondary display not waking from suspend

Postby Dobeedoo » 2018-08-19 09:12

debiman wrote:^ i guess they meant "stop chrome"

i've very recently seen a similar thread where google chrome seems to interfer with graphics.
my guess is, DISabling chrome's hardware accel could help there.

and you know that Google Chrome is not debian software, right?
why are people using debian only to then install that? i just don't get it.
wouldn't something like mint or ubuntu be more suitable for this behemoth of unfree software?

Dobeedoo wrote:recently

obvious question: what happened just before that?

I love Debian for all that it stands for, have used it on and off since '98. I ran chromium & Firefox to begin with, but playing html5 videos did not work (there were one more thing I don't recall), so to get what I needed, Google's counterpart was the way to go. I regret having to though.
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Re: Secondary display not waking from suspend

Postby debiman » 2018-08-20 19:38

Dobeedoo wrote:As I said, I don't know exactly how long this has been going on, I have just accepted the malfunction since it was not too severe. I think Google-chrome was updated, but have not double checked. If in fact so, then it would seem obvious that is the reason. What I don't get is why Google-chrome interferes with power management, if that is what is responsible for turning the screen off in settings.

Dobeedoo wrote:I love Debian for all that it stands for, have used it on and off since '98. I ran chromium & Firefox to begin with, but playing html5 videos did not work (there were one more thing I don't recall), so to get what I needed, Google's counterpart was the way to go. I regret having to though.

a lot of yadda yadda, but you forgot to tell us how disabling chrome's hardware accel works for you.

also, can't hurt to try other browsers.
html5 video works, believe me, and if it doesn't for you then it's fixable.
certainly better to fix that than have your proprietary blob do unthinkable things to your computer behind your back.
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Re: Secondary display not waking from suspend

Postby debiman » 2018-08-20 19:41

Dobeedoo wrote:English is not my native language, so please give me a brake.

forgive me for laughing, but this is just precious!
no offense!
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