LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-27-2006, 07:56 PM   #1
vicere
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Hibernate/suspend not working on Sony VAIO VGN-AR21B with OpenSuse 10.2


Hello,

I have recently bought a VAIO VGN-AR21B, and I have installed
OpenSuse 10.2, running KDE as graphical interface.

I have difficulties with "suspend to RAM" and "hibernate to disk".

Issuing the "suspend to RAM" from kpowersave results in a screen with a promising "preparing to suspend"; but a couple of seconds later the screen prints "resuming", and the system does not suspend.

Issuing instead the "hibernate to disk", the memory is effectively paged to the swap, but then the system hangs without shutting down. Turning the laptop off and on again, the system tries to resume linux but fails, falling back to normal boot; the filesystem has to be fsck-ed since it had not been cleanly shut down [I would not want to try again!].

Any idea of a possible solution/workaround? Thanks!

Andrea

P.S. I should say that apart from this problem OpenSuse was great on this laptop: wireless and graphic card worked very nicely and quickly.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 08:31 PM   #2
titetanium
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: debian testing/unstable
Posts: 68

Rep: Reputation: 16
Depending on the hardware on your laptop, you might need to pass pnpbios=off or acpi_sleep=s3_bios to your kernel upon boot. I had to use both to get suspend to ram working reliably. Suspend to disk always worked fine without those parameters added to the kernel boot line in grub.

Don't forget to run update-grub as root if you make changes to your menu.lst in /boot/grub.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
vicere
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Difficulties to put a VAIO to sleep

Hi Titetanium

thanks for posting the suggestion. I just tried but it does not seem to work.
I suspect it is related with the fact that the system is configured to go to sleep or suspend in
"userspace", not in "kernel" mode.

I keep investigating.. thanks anyway

Andrea
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux @ Sony Vaio VGN-FE21B rikarddo Linux - Laptop and Netbook 7 10-13-2006 07:45 AM
Sony Vaio VGN-S5HP rcpjimmy Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 07-25-2006 12:50 AM
Linux on Sony VAIO VGN-FE21M eoth Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 06-04-2006 02:55 PM
Sony Vaio VGN-FS115M Gigantas Linux - Laptop and Netbook 11 03-19-2005 09:28 AM
Sony Vaio VGN-B1XP / sony driver question kentri9 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 12-27-2004 12:00 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:10 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration