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Old 04-19-2010, 12:20 PM   #1
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Trouble with hibernate/suspend


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).
 
Old 04-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
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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?
 
Old 12-06-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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Same here. After suspend/hibernate I have only a blackscreen and also have to do a hard reset on my laptop. I'm using Slackware 13.1.

Any thoughts? Any ideas?
 
Old 12-06-2010, 03:34 PM   #4
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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?
....errr...
 
Old 12-06-2010, 04:40 PM   #5
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Got these informations with the top command.

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Swap: 2441872k total, 5756k used, 2436116k free, 553512k cached
Isn't that enough?
 
Old 12-06-2010, 08:07 PM   #6
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0zMe..,I need some extra information

0zMe..,I need some extra information...
your dmesg output...
Code:
dmesg > /tmp/dmesg.out
your laptop model..especialy the graphics card model..
And can you confirm that if you can still ping your laptop or ssh to it in "blackscreen" situation...
 
Old 12-07-2010, 04:37 AM   #7
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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?
 
Old 12-07-2010, 05:37 AM   #8
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Has any one noticed that this thread is from april 19th?
 
Old 12-07-2010, 07:15 AM   #9
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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!
 
Old 12-09-2010, 09:28 AM   #10
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but I believe this might have been related to having changed the boot sequence prior to installing Mint from a CD . . .
 
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Has any one noticed that this thread is from april 19th?
 
  


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