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Old 05-24-2005, 09:12 AM   #1
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Question Suspend to RAM/HD question


Hi all, I'm a linux newbie in need of some help.
I can't get either Suspend to work in my lappy. The laptop is Uniwill223 (Alienware calls it Sentia), it uses Centrino technology. My distro is Suse 9.3 with standard ACPI settings.

When I try to suspend the computer into RAM it goes to sleep and when I try to wake it up, HD led shows some activity, but the screen stays blank. Should I somehow re-initialize the 855GME video or monitor (it's wide btw)?
EDIT: Check below, I found a solution for this problem.

Suspend to HD seems to work okay, except when resuming it does not return to state it was when suspending. Waking up it seems to do completely normal boot (takes a long time also) except it does not ask me to choose kernel, which it does when powering up normally. BTW before it writes the memory content to swap-partition it reports errors in resetting and enabling some mouse device.

Any ideas are welcome to help me to get these work.

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Old 05-30-2005, 08:53 AM   #2
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Anyone?
 
Old 05-31-2005, 04:52 AM   #3
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You could try Software Suspend 2. This works well for me.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 07:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice, I'll try that, if that it is not the suspend to disk what Suse9.3 already uses.
BTW do you have Uniwill?
 
Old 05-31-2005, 07:21 AM   #5
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No, but my laptop had some of the same problems yours did.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 01:16 PM   #6
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Ditto here using SuSE 9.3 Pro and a Toshiba Satellite M35X. But the machine isn't locked. In fact, it seems to wake up just fine otherwise, the screen just never turns back on. I say this because a ctrl-alt-bksp still exits X and a ctrl-alt-delete will then reboot it sucessfully, at which point the screen finally lights up again. So FWIW, it seems to just be a problem with the LCD.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:10 AM   #7
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Hi Crito, I solved my Suspend2RAM problems with these two articles at Susewiki.org :
http://www.susewiki.org/index.php?title=ACPI_suspend
http://www.susewiki.org/index.php?ti...d_NVidia_HOWTO

Especially the latter made the difference, and seems that all that I was missing were the right nvidia-drivers.
 
  


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