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Old 02-04-2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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Neither mouse nor keyboard wakes up my computer


Hi,

Xubuntu on an old Mac Mini.
I don't know how to do much so please give basic instructions.

I use my power button to put the computer to sleep. Only the power button wakes it up again. It used to wake if I jiggled my mouse or pressed any key.

Is there something I can do so the mouse or keyboard will wake it up?
 
Old 02-04-2015, 02:32 PM   #2
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post from terminal

Code:
free
Code:
 sudo parted -l
Code:
uname -a
To help others help you.
 
Old 02-04-2015, 02:49 PM   #3
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For some of these cases, there is a setting in BIOS for waking up system from sleep with keyboard or mouse. That might have changed. Check BIOS.
 
Old 02-04-2015, 03:53 PM   #4
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No change

Code:
free
Code:
 sudo parted -l
Code:
uname -a
This didn't change the situation.

I don't know what is BIOS?
 
Old 02-04-2015, 04:04 PM   #5
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No change
OK.

You misunderstood me. You were to post the ouputs given from the commands I suggested so members could see how much ram you have.
What distro you are running.
Whether or not your /swap partition is big enough/can handle sleep.

eg

Code:
$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       5137276     928108    4209168      68348      50796     473032
-/+ buffers/cache:     404280    4732996
Swap:            0          0          0
My bad as usual. Sorry,

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I don't know what is BIOS?
Google should answer that for you if you use the model number and make of your apple computer.

Last edited by rokytnji; 02-04-2015 at 04:07 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2015, 04:08 PM   #6
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I don't know what is BIOS?
BIOS is the program that boots your system at startup from power before BIOS loads bootloader like grub.

You usually enter it with pressing some keys; that depends on system.

The usual keys are Del, F2, CTRL, CTRL+F2. The key is shown in some bootup screens. Or refer your service manual.

Be careful while altering BIOS Settings though.
 
Old 02-04-2015, 06:03 PM   #7
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There is so much to learn!
Sorry, I know pretty much not anything.

How do I make the terminal outputs show up here?
 
Old 02-04-2015, 07:33 PM   #8
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There is so much to learn
Yes. Just like when I learned Spanish. Nothing worth having comes easy.

Here is

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How do I make the terminal outputs show up here?
more to learn I guess. The nice thing about learning. Once you know. No one can take it from you.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...xQuestions_org

I found the above link clicking on the the Tutorials link on the top blue bar of this forum site.
 
Old 02-05-2015, 07:02 AM   #9
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Code is here

Code:
free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        993392     901436      91956     116192      55272     267612
-/+ buffers/cache:     578552     414840
Swap:      1013756      40712     973044
Code:
sudo parted -l
Model: ATA FUJITSU MHV2060B (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 60.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system     Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  2097kB  1049kB                        bios_grub
 2      2097kB  59.0GB  59.0GB  ext4
 3      59.0GB  60.0GB  1038MB  linux-swap(v1)
Code:
uname -a
Macmini 3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 13 19:37:48 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
Aha!
 
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Ok. Now we know you are running a current edition of ubuntu (2015) ON A 60 gig hard drive with a 1 gig /swap partition

and to teach you how to read the free command you posted. I give you this

http://thoughtsbyclayg.blogspot.com/...ux-ubuntu.html

Sleep and things like that are related to ram and how much is used and how big a /swap partition is because the operating system loads into ram plus /swap to restart. Newer Ubuntu uses more ram to operate because of Unity desktop or what
ever desktop you are using. So more ram space is required to bring it out of sleep.

1 gig of /swap is pretty small. But Free shows 993392 total which is more ram than I posted in my free readout and my Dell has 5 gig of ram. Not owning Mac gear and being hip on how they operate.

I am afraid I am not going to be much help here. You look to have enough ram to do what you want. /swap is kinda skimpy but
10 gig of physical ram sticks should be plenty for sleep to work.
So sorry, Some Ubuntu Mac Mini user will have to pick up the ball and run with it from here.

Good Luck, Rok
 
  


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