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Old 07-27-2003, 12:48 AM   #1
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Unable to resume from standby

I recently installed Red Hat Linux 9 on my computer (i am a linux newbie) and everything worked fine untill i tried to play some of the games that came with the distro.

They lagged pretty bad so i installed the "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363" driver from, moded my XF86Config file, and the games run fine (I am using a GeForce 2 MX 400 64 MB video card).

However, now when ever my computer goes into standby mode i am unable to get out of it without rebooting.I try hitting every key on my keyboard, various key combos, and moving the mouse, but nothing works.

I would try going back to the old "nv" driver but i would like to use the new drivers becuase performance is dramatically increased (the result of 3d acceleration).

I tried google, and searched this and other forums.
Please Help...

Last edited by 12Iceman; 07-27-2003 at 12:53 AM.
Old 07-27-2003, 01:01 PM   #2
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Problem solved.
It was related to the acpi options in my bios. However i wonder why it did not occur with the old drivers.
Old 07-29-2004, 04:57 AM   #3
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Unable to resume from standby


We are running SuSe 9.1 with kernel version 2.6.5-7.71 on Compaq nx5000 HP laptop.

My question is:

I entered into standby mode using the following command.

#powersave --standby

It was working fine. After 2 to 3 seconds it was entered into standby mode. But I was unable to find how to resume back. Please tell me how to resume back again. When I was entered into standby mode only display was gone, CPU led still was glowing.

Please help me in this regard.

Thanks and regards,

Srinivas G
Old 03-24-2005, 04:10 PM   #4
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I have the same problem - able to enter standby mode but unable to resume. This is on a Dell Latitude D600 w/ Novell Linux Desktop (2.6.8 kernel, SUSE Linux based).

After powersaved --standby it enters standby mode, powerlight starts fading on and off, power button goes dark. After pressing the powerbutton to start resuming the power button and the power light come on, I hear the harddisk spinning but the screen stays dark. I can only do a hard poweroff.
STD (Suspend to disk) and resume work fine, BTW.

Did you solve your problem?



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