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Old 12-20-2005, 08:34 PM   #1
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Problem with APM on Thinkpad 600X with Mandriva 2006

I have a Thinkpad 600X (the case says 600, but it has a PIII 500, so I think it's a 600X) with Mandriva 2006 installed.

When I close the lid or use Fn+F4 then close the lid the laptop suspends like it should. When I open the lid backup it powers back up, lasts about 5 seconds then the screen goes black and eventually the system reboots.

I've added acpi=off apm=on to lilo.conf

I haven't been able to find any others with this problem on a Thinkpad 600.

I'd really love to get this worked out
Old 01-04-2006, 10:01 PM   #2
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Dear all,
Checkout Linux on a Thinkpad 600X (2645-5EU) under APM section, the information is a bit old but if your kernel is setup correctly, suspend and hibernate should work. Also checkout Linux on IBM ThinkPad 600 under the Power Management and Battery sections.

Both these sites identify that certain versions of apmd have problems with this laptop and that certain APM kernel configurations are required to have full power management support.

The site Thomas Hood's
Debian GNU/Linux on IBM ThinkPad 600X
mentions similar issues to yours with returning from suspend or hibernation. (Yes yours' is 5 seconds and his is 2.5 minutes, but still similar problem).

He believed it was a hardware problem as when he replaced his battery it disappeared.

Hope this helps



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