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Old 06-02-2007, 01:45 AM   #1
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The "Suspend Computer" function doesn't work for me

I have Fedora Core 6 and use KDE.

In FC-6 you have the option to suspend the computer, (so you don't have to reboot). To do this you select the "Suspend Computer" function. It's one of four choices you get when you bring up the "End Session for <user>" dialog box. But it doesn't work for me.

When I select it, it fairly quickly shuts off my machine. It seems normal. But when I turn my machine back on it does absolutely nothing. I have to use reset and boot up again.

I have an eVGA motherboard, with an SLI chip set and an AMD 64 bit, dual core processor, #4200. With 3 GB of memory and a 200 GB hard drive.

A guy who works as a tech for a computer company said I should tell of my equipment in the forums and ask for help. He also said APCI might be involved. Do you need to do any setup to make this work?


Old 06-04-2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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The ACPI power management standard is notoriously problematic - suspend very often doesn't work on Linux systems out of the box. Developers are slowly working through the issues, but there is a way to go. One problem is that certain video drivers may not reinitialise the display correctly.

I'd suggest starting with the very latest version of your preferred distro, using the supplied video drivers. Installing proprietary video drivers can cause lots of issues.

Having said all that suspend can work - my laptop wouldn't suspend or hibernate on previous versions of Ubuntu, and does both perfectly with the current release.


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