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Old 07-02-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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closing lid freezes pc


hello,
I have a compaq presario cq50 laptop and using fedora 12 an when i close the lid it freezes my pc an i have to hard reboot ive tried using the search tool to find any info on this an i could not find any also i have a connection issue when going to sites it disconnects me for no reason or any paticular web site i just turn off wireless disconnect and turn the wireless back on and reconnect an then refresh the page im viewing and it works any ideas?
 
Old 07-03-2010, 03:19 AM   #2
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Post the o/p of cat /sys/power/state

In /etc/acpi/events, there's a lid or lidbtn event, which links to a script in /etc/acpi. That script is hanging your box. Maybe point that event at a different script?
 
Old 07-06-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
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Closing the lid should send your laptop to suspend mode. Resume from suspend doesn't work well on current GNU/Linux distributions. I had a problem with suspend/resume using the Fedora 13 SoaS spin. I currently use Slackware 13.1. All distros I've tested had some problem with suspend/resume except Debian Lenny. Seems to be a problem with some Linux kernel feature.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 09:24 AM   #4
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I am not very familiar with Fedora, however, Opensuse 11.x ( I haven't tried 11.3 yet) distro has worked fairly well on my laptop (Dell Precision M90 with Nvidia Quadro FX 2500M, WUXGA). Based on my experience with every distro I have tried, the key is proper drivers, mainly video. YMMV
 
Old 07-20-2010, 09:57 AM   #5
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I have the exact same laptop as the OP. Compaq CQ50. Linux Mint works perfectly with suspend/resume, wireless, sound, etc. I would highly suggest it for this lappy. Slackware on everything else for me though.
 
  


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