I have a Samsung X60 laptop that freezes when the acpi video module is loaded. The default Arch kernel config (and the derived suspend2 one) includes as built-in some of the acpi code (including the video bit). I'm interested to learn why they are included as built in, and if there is a way to selectively skip the acpi video built-in bit of code? (more selectively than acpi=off as a kernel parameter). Would it be reasonable to request a change to the default kernel config?
bugs.archlinux.org to make sure its fixed.
the acpi video module is reasonably new and it can be compiled as a module iirc, so it shouldnt be any harm to have it compiled as such.