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WiseDraco 12-24-2012 04:12 AM

eeepc900 not wake up from suspend to ram anymore
Encounter a strange problem:
hardware is asus eeepc 900 netbook ( celeron 900 mhz, 1 Gb RAM, 16 Gb ssd on ide (internal).
have installed slackware 13.1 on second partition of ssd, and when i close lid, it go to suspend to ram, when i open lid and touch a Fn or F1 key, it wakes up. it all work very good without any problems.
some time ago i purchase 2GB RAM module, and swap (that machine supports max 2 gb, and have only one memory slot). all works without any problems ( until yesterday i do not put netbook to sleep ), but yesterday i close lid -and netbook going to sleep, as always.

but when i open lid and touch a key, "on" and blue "wifi" led switch on, but nothing another changes - screen is absolute black, any indicators not activity, short press on "on / off" switch do nothing. also touching any keys do nothing. i try it many times - always get the same. after that i turn it off only if long press off button - then netbook switched off.
in /var/adm/pm-suspend.log

Initial commandline parameters: --quirk-s3-bios
Sun Dec 23 19:45:19 EET 2012: Running hooks for suspend.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/00logging suspend suspend:Linux eeepc 2.6.36 #4 SMP Fri Dec 17 20:44:36 EET 2010 i686 Intel(R) Celeron(R)
M processor 900MHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
Module Size Used by
ath5k 111315 0
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 2062544 966280 1096264 0 55760 581620
-/+ buffers/cache: 328900 1733644
Swap: 0 0 0
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/00powersave suspend suspend:success.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/01grub suspend suspend:not applicable.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/49bluetooth suspend suspend:not applicable.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/55NetworkManager suspend suspend:success.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/75modules suspend suspend:not applicable.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/90clock suspend suspend:not applicable.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/91wicd suspend suspend:success.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/94cpufreq suspend suspend:success.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/95led suspend suspend:not applicable.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/98video-quirk-db-handler suspend suspend:success.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/99video suspend suspend:kernel.acpi_video_flags = 0
Sun Dec 23 19:45:20 EET 2012: performing suspend
in pm-powersave.log:
pm-powersave.log 86/86 100%
/usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d/sched-powersave false:**sched policy powersave OFF

i also boot from external hdd with some time ago installed slackware 14.0 - and got same result with trying to suspend to ram - it suspends but not normally wake up.
any ideas?

markush 12-24-2012 04:38 AM

Hello WiseDraco,

I don't know if I think in the right direction. I've read that "suspend to RAM" also needs swapspace. For hibernate it is clear that the RAM is written to the swapspace and it is recommended to have twice of the amount of RAM as swapspace. But as I wrote above I'm not sure about suspend to RAM.

So you write that you've increased your amount of RAM. Did you change the swapsize? how much of swap did you have before and after increasing the RAM?


WiseDraco 12-24-2012 04:54 AM

i not have swap - not when i have 1 gb ram, not now. as i understand, swapspace need for suspend-to-disk, not for suspend-to-ram.

WiseDraco 02-13-2013 11:28 AM

New data- today i boots my other installed on my eeepc 900 OS - winxp ( comes with that eeepc on purchase,oficially), look to properties, see a "when lid closed" action is "suspend", and close the lid. as in linux, it got to sleep - all indicators except "power" turn out, "power starts to blink" - as usually. but then i open lid and try to awake - and got that same, as in linux - power on stop to blink and light on permanently, wifi indicator also turn on and light blue, but nothing elso do - like is on linux. looks like BIOS problems?
but i have latest BIOS - 1006, "firmware 089". looks at asus site for bioses - not found newer :(
do not think, what to do.
suspend to ram feature is very useless with that small netbook, but now it likes to had gone. i can choice between 1 gb ram and working suspend, and 2 gb ram without suspend...sadly.

WiseDraco 02-13-2013 12:40 PM

swapped upgraded kingston 2 Gb RAM module from my eeepc 900 with wife's eeepc 1000H. there it works ok - suspend to ram and awake in her slackware 14 works good. put original ADATA 1 Gb RAM module from her 1000H to my eeepc 900, and now my eeepc900 again awake ok from suspend to ram. looks like, i decide remain in that - my 2 Gb module use wife in his eeepc 1000h, and i use 1 Gb module in my eeepc900, and we both have working suspend to ram function.

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