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Old 12-26-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 8.04, 64 bit suspend/hiberhate with Asus P5Q3 broken

Suspend/hibernate has never worked on my Ubuntu 8.04, 64 bit workstation on an Asus P5Q3 mobo. I tried installing uswsusp with no luck. The best I can get is a black screen on reboot or a black screen with one corner randomly colored.

This appears to be a common problem with Ubuntu and some of the proposed fixes involve dangerous, low level brain surgery to the system. Some say to hack the hal-system files, others to install PMI, some to hack the /boot/grub/menu.lst, some to turn off ACPI, some to turn off USB devices, etc.

I don't have enough storage on my other machines to fully backup my 3 TB RAID 5, my 1 TB single drive and all 3 other disk subsystems. I once turned off ACPI to install a promise rocketraid controller and on the next boot, all lf the drives on a 2 TB Linux software RAID 5 became corrupt and it ate over a terabyte of data.

My current RAID controller is a 3Ware, 9650SE, 8 port, PCI-E RAID 5 (6). Will this even survive a suspend/hibernate?

Does anybody have a similar hardware setup with Ubuntu suspend/hibernate working? Would upgrading to 8.10 be a likely solution?

Thank you,

Old 03-05-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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same problem


I have ubuntu 8.10 with a 3ware 9650se-4lpml.

If I suspend, the computer turns off, but I can't wake up anymore. Guess this is becuase of the raid controller.

but the interesting thing is that on a different computer, with a 9650se-2lp, under winXP, both suspend and hibernate works without flaws.

Hope this will be fixed. Suspend would be neat.
Old 03-24-2009, 04:56 AM   #3
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hi, just came across your post cause i'm thinking about getting the same controller.

however, i found some older posting about a guy suffering the same issue who solved it by the help of 3ware support.

PLEASE let us know if you did succeed in debugging!

Old 03-24-2009, 04:57 AM   #4
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here's the forum link, i wasn't allowed to post it in my very first post here:

this is suse linux, however, it should be possible to adapt this for other distros as well.


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