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Old 10-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
Ullysse
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DELL XPS 15Z on SL6 will not suspend on lid close


The hardware: DELL laptop XPS 15Z
64-bits - Intel Corp. Centrino Advanced-N 6230

Linux: Scientific Linux Release 6.3 (Carbon)

The issue:

Gnome Power Management utility does not offer an "option" to control lid manipulation.

On AC power, I have set:
Computer to go sleep if inactive for 10 min.

What happens after the 10 min. or when I close the lid is that system fails to
suspend. There is a black window with messages of failure such as:
>ata4: failed to resume link (scontrol0)
>ata1.01
>ata2.02
>Power Down.
>EXT4-fs error (device dm-0)......

The only way to make the system respond is to shut down -the hard way: power botton. Then log again. Last session all lost.

I will appreciate a feed back.
 
Old 10-31-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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Update
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After some search on the subject, there are chances this can be handled via acpi.

#acpi_listen:
can't open socket /var/run/acpid.socket: No such file or directory
#tail -f /var/log/messages.log
tail: cannot open `/var/log/messages.log' for reading: No such file or directory

Perhaps acpi is off?

In /boot/grub/grub.conf , I turned acpi=on.
At reboot, I lost access to the keyboard. Luckily, I could log from another kernel boot and turn it off.

Any thoughts, ideas on what's going? How can this be handled?

Cheers.
 
Old 11-03-2012, 08:24 AM   #3
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Not sure I can help with the lid bit, but I've got the same rig and ran into the same keyboard/acpi problem. One of the gurus in the Slackware forum point out a thread that suggests passing "acpi=noirq" at boot instead of turning acpi off entirely. That definitely allows the keyboard to function (as well as bumblebee), and it might help with the lid.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #4
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perhaps you should start the acpi daemon
initialize your acpi daemon..
in my slackware machine it is

# chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.acpid
# /etc/rc.d/rc.acpid start

some other does it like

# /etc/init.d/acpid start

depends on your distribution
then try

$ acpi_listen
 
  


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