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I am beginning to think that I am having a hardware issue, since I have had hibernate/suspend problems with every OS I have tried on my Dell.
Running a Dell with a Pentium 4 (more info available if you tell me what you need to know). I just installed Fedora 12 on it. It goes into hibernate just fine, but when I try to come out, the screen goes black and will not do anything. Have to do a hard shut down and reboot. Not good for the computer or my nerves.
I think it might be hardware because I have installed six or seven different distributions, with three different desktops (Gnome, KDE, and XFCE) on this machine, and none of them will hibernate or suspend properly. I do not want to shut down and start-up each day, I would rahter go into low power mode and save the life of the hardware.
So to the people who know about hardware, does this sound like a hardware problem? Or does it sound like software, and I could fix it with a good install from a professional disk (all the ones I have used have been homemade on my other computer, which is currently running Mint 8 LXDE CE just fine).
One possibility that occurs to me is that maybe you do not have enough swap space to use for suspend-to-disk. How much do you have, and how much memory are you using in normal usage?
You have nearly 2.5 G that you could use; if, when you try to suspend, you are using less than 2.5G of ram, then 2.5 G ought to be enough to fit it into. if you are using more than 2.5 G of ram, then it could be more of a squeeze. How much memory are you using in normal usage?
From a noob of a couple of weeks - these are all potentially helpful answers. I also experienced a dodgy start-up issue and concluded that if my ethernet cable was attached to a router then I should ensure the router is powered up before opening the lid. Just a thought!