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orangesky 01-20-2011 03:27 PM

Ubuntu - Can't Hibernate or Suspend
I installed ubuntu 10.04 on my grandpa's laptop. He was visiting from another state. While he was here, I absolutely tested the crap out of it and it woke from suspend/hibernate every time.

However after he went back, he complains that the laptop cannot wake from hibernate or suspend. Also, he says that the system recently updated and now the problem is worse.

It's an old toshiba laptop from 2004. I know that this is probably an ACPI problem, but is there any fix for this?

He doesn't game, doesn't use compiz, doesn't need anything besides an X session.

He seriously will not stop calling me. Every three hours, every day with this, so iIf anyone can give me any input at all, it would be greatly appreciated.

corp769 01-20-2011 05:01 PM

Try adding

acpi_osi=linux noapic
to the kernel at boot time and see if that helps at all man.

orangesky 01-20-2011 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by corp769 (Post 4232226)
Try adding

acpi_osi=linux noapic
to the kernel at boot time and see if that helps at all man.

Thank you, I will try that.
Quick question, will it be permanent? If not, which file do I need to edit? Sorry but I am new to grub2.

corp769 01-20-2011 05:37 PM

Yes, unless grub doesn't append it to the kernel when it gets updated via your update manager.

JPsHwayZe 01-25-2011 05:36 PM

I have seen the same problem on my netbook w/ Ubuntu 10.10

corp769 01-25-2011 07:23 PM

Did you have any luck trying to fix it?

JPsHwayZe 01-26-2011 10:58 AM

well i would but right now i am trying to figure out how to triple boot with shared storage. and i am running into hella problems. like how i cannot create an extended partition on my hd once i have OSX and windows 7 installed in a dualboot.

corp769 01-26-2011 03:21 PM

If you are having problems with a different issue, start a new thread if you can. I will gladly assist.

JPsHwayZe 01-26-2011 10:12 PM


Originally Posted by corp769 (Post 4238678)
If you are having problems with a different issue, start a new thread if you can. I will gladly assist.

Thanks corp769, I took your advice...

Here is the thread i created:

corp769 01-26-2011 10:44 PM

Please mark this thread as solved too, unless you still need assistance with your original problem.

agreimann 01-26-2011 10:49 PM

One thing I would definitely note is to install the powermanagement-interface package on your machine. Suspending and hibernation sometimes will not work after installing and removing packages from the computer, and therefore it is recommended to reinstall this package if possible or really, applicable. I'm not stating that this will fix anything--I'm *only* recommending it. Open a shell. Type:

sudo -s
After entering your password, you will have root privileges over the next couple commands. This will help in ensuring you do not need to type 'sudo' before each administrative command. Now, type in:

pmi action suspend
You can type hibernate instead of suspend if you wish. If this command succeeds, excellent--the package is installed correctly and is working. If not, Linux should comment that it is not installed. In this case, type:

apt-get install powermanagement-interface
Press y, then press enter if prompted. Wait for the software to install. It is not required, but you can reboot the machine by simply typing reboot at the next blank line that appears, just to make sure that nothing'll get goofed up right after installation.

With the package installed, you should now be able to type "pmi action suspend", or "pmi action hibernate" (without quotes) at any shell to put the computer to sleep or to put it into hibernation.

Again, this is only just a recommendation.

nicktickson122 01-27-2011 12:34 PM

If applicative to you, you can typewrite kip instead of alter. If it complex, great--the package is installed right and is working. If not, Unix should plain okay that it is not installed. I judge the package defamation to be powermanagement-interface, but I strength be inaccurate there.

agreimann 01-28-2011 06:25 PM

For all those interested, I thought I'd post that I recently tested the info I posted by going to a Linux PC, and found that the information I posted on powermanagement-interface is accurate.

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