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cherif 04-03-2006 03:20 AM

suspend to disk in SuSE 9.3
Hi there,
I am really impressed by the stability of this distro compared to Debian for instance , and I think I am going to install it on my other disk drives.
One feature which I find really usefull is the suspend to disk! It's really fast compared to normal boot/shutdown, but the only problem I have is with the screen not comming back to normal state, even if I switch it again, it stays locked and I have to reboot the machine to unlock it!!!
How could I solve this problem folks

mjmwired 04-10-2006 10:21 PM

This depends on many factors. Primarily your kernel, chipset/motherboard and video card. Are you sure all support suspend to disk? For example, older nvidia drivers (from did not.

cherif 04-11-2006 01:36 PM

Finally an answer !!!
Thanks, but I think that I'm using relatively new driver for my GeForce FX 5200 !
Do you think it's an ACPI issue in the kernel ?
I will try to install a new kernel and see if it solves my problem !
I'll keep you updated mates...

mjmwired 04-11-2006 09:29 PM

Actually, I've *never* had suspend to disk working with the Nvidia driver.

The version 1.0-8756 says:
"Improved power management support with Linux >= 2.6.14 and added support for suspend-to-disk."

Even then I imagine there is some tweaking required.

cherif 04-14-2006 01:18 PM

Indeed !!!
It must be an issue with the graphics driver, because I installed the same ditro (SuSE 9.3) on an other HDD but without the driver, and all works fine !!!
The screen isn't locked any more, but on the other hand I cannot get acceleration which is really frustrating because I planned to install Cedega and test some games...
Does the last driver from nVIDIA solve the problem ???

mjmwired 04-14-2006 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by cherif
Does the last driver from nVIDIA solve the problem ???

I can only recommend trying out. I will tell you that for me, the latest Nvidia driver doesn't do suspend to disk properly. (Note: I'm using FC5)

cherif 04-14-2006 03:44 PM

Well, the answer is NO !!!
At least with the SuSE 9.3 stock kernel (
I will try the latest driver with the latest kernel and see what happens...

cherif 04-16-2006 02:20 PM

Hi there,
Well I just installed the latest kernel ( and strangely there are only three buttons (terminate session, shutdown and reboot), but not the suspend button !!!
Really strange isn't it ???
How could I solve this new problem ???

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