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Old 01-05-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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Linux Mint and Hibernate function killed my computer!


Hello all,

I have been using Linux Mint with great success for about 5 months. The other day when I went to turn off my computer instead of selecting shut down, I accidentally clicked on "Hibernate". Now my computer will not turn on, even after a hard shut down. Nothing comes up, not even the BIOs screen. It did this once before and my Linux-guru ex was able to fix it, but I will be dammed if I remember what he did. And I will be double dammed if I ask him for help. Stinker!

Does anyone have an idea why Mint hates to hibernate?

Lou Lou
 
Old 01-05-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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Is this a laptop? In the past I have had similar problems and needed to pull the battery and RAM on the machine to get it to really reboot.
 
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:07 AM   #3
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Heres a thought. Unplug all the external devices you have (including monitor, mouse and keyboard) and hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Put the monitor, mouse and keyboard back and try to reboot. Any other peripherials can be added later.
Hope this helps.
 
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:15 AM   #4
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Which...

What is the machine that is causing so much trouble.

If it is a laptop, try disconnecting the power, removing the battery, then pressing and holding down the power button for a couple of minutes. It may take a couple of trys to discharge the system before this procedure has an effect.

This is the same procedure as mentioned above by SilverBack. Sometimes it is necessary to simply leave the machine without any power source until any electrical charge dissipates.

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Old 01-06-2011, 10:54 AM   #5
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Pull the ac and battery. Press the power button a few times. The put in ac and try.

Could it be that there are other issues? Bad ac adapter, bad battery, bad power switch?

A system in hibernation ought to at least show some signs of trying to power on and we don't see that. Seems to me to be some other deal.
 
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:37 AM   #6
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Smile Will give it a go

Gentlemen,

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. I apologize for the lack of clarity in my earlier post. No, this is not a laptop, it is a 5 year old Dell PC. I will try unplugging all of the peripherals and see if I can get the old gal to come back to life. If this doesn't work I will be sure to let everyone know. I really appreciate this. I don't have the money to hire a tech to come out and look at it right now, and I really need to get this thing working again since I am getting laid off soon and need it for job searching.

Kind regards,

Loucinda
 
Old 01-06-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
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AC?

Jefro,

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the "AC". I have never had to open up the guts of this thing before but am willing to try. Is there a site where I can get pictures if I get the exact model of my PC? I'm not stupid, really, just grossly untrained.

Gracias,

Lou
 
Old 01-06-2011, 12:14 PM   #8
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You can google for the images of your computer make and model (a picture is worth a thousand words) _before_ you take the pc apart. Make sure that you have a marker ready to mark which wires go where - keep a notebook handy too. All you are required to do is reset the RAM. I would also advise you to reset the cmos battery.
However, I still feel that these steps are unnecessary if you just follow the steps recommended to you.
PS:- If the above mentioned steps do not work we are looking at a no boot situation. Check for the basics. Is there a blue led when you (try to) boot the pc.
 
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:16 PM   #9
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AC - Alternating Current. Pull the plug from from the wall socket.

Make sure you touch the computer chassis before any peripherals like the RAM to prevent static electricity from damaging anything. Hopefully just pulling the power might restore things.

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Old 01-06-2011, 12:16 PM   #10
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Hi,

AC=Alternating Current, jefro means the power-plug.

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Old 01-06-2011, 04:24 PM   #11
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markush an michaelk are correct. I thought it was a laptop so forget the battery.

AC is the line voltage to the unit unless of course you are on some dc only system in the middle of nowhere or in Edison's home. (the only known place where dc lamps have been burning 24/7 for almost 90 years)

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Old 01-06-2011, 05:55 PM   #12
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I have an e-machine T-1221 it does the same thing.
I changed the power supply, so the power supply is good, it's some other problem, that hasn't been worth worrying about.

This is what I have to go thru to get it running:
I disconnect the power supply
I take out cmos batttery
I disconnect power cable from motherboard & hdd.
I wait a couple of minutes, I reconnect everything, power supply last.
The cpu fan comes on but doesn't boot (nothing)
I turn off and restart & it boots fine.
This happens when machine hasn't been plugged up for some time, due to the fact that I have too many projects.

Most of what I have to do to start is probably not recommended, but it's what I have to do.

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Old 01-07-2011, 07:38 PM   #13
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Thanks!!

You guys ROCK, all of you!!! I will try your suggestions over the weekend and let you know what happens. Everyone have a great Friday night, I'll tip one for ya! Lou
 
Old 01-07-2011, 10:55 PM   #14
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It's not Mint's fault. It's Linux in general that has problems with hibernate. Just don't use it. You can set Gnome to remember what was open, so just shut it down instead of hibernate.
 
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:32 AM   #15
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You did it!!! All I had to do was unplug all of the peripherals and the power supply, wait a minute, plug everything back in and turn the computer back on. Worked like a charm!!!

If I knew where you all lived I would send you cookies!You guys are my new heroes!

Loucinda
 
  


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