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Old 11-22-2006, 07:31 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2006
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Distribution: Ubuntu 10.4
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Unable to Recover from Suspend

The Suspend function does not work for me as it should. One would expect that recovering from Suspend is accomplished by moving the mouse or pressing a key.

I have a super Fedora Core 6 system except for one bug-- recovering from Suspend. My Suspend works somewhat like a black hole-- once I enter the Suspended state, I am trapped. I can only get out of that state by hitting the Reset button--not a good practice.

When I click on Suspend, my display instantly goes blank and the CPU power is turned off. That's good. My system probably enters an S3 (suspend to RAM) state. Afterwards, I can't get out of the Suspended state. Pressing any keys or the power button does not awaken my system. Only the Reset button rescues me.

Here is some additional information:

- My Intel BIOS supports ACPI. Two states are available, S1 and S3. I use S3.

- apm service is off

- acpid service is enabled

- Linux command (in root) acpi results in "Command not found"

- Linux command (in root) acpid results in "Can't open /proc/acpi/event: Device or resource busy"

- haldaemon and messagebus are enabled

- chkconfig --list | grep acpid results in
0-off 1-off 2-off 3-on 4-on 5-on 6-off

- latest kernel, 2.6.18

- had the same Suspend problem with FC5 and the same kernel

Any wisdom will be appreciated.
Old 11-22-2006, 11:17 AM   #2
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In my present Award bios and in my previos mobos (some had the other big bios maker --Phoenix(?)-- not sure) there is a seperate set of control flags to set to tell the bios what will bring it out of hibernation/suspend. It has : PSA keyboard (bunch of entrys for key combos), PCI, and a few others. I would try a few differnt ones there and see if you can find a setting your setup responds to.

Last edited by sparkbot; 11-22-2006 at 12:22 PM.


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