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laptop suspending to disk

Post by Master of Reality » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:34 pm

Most of the time when i suspend to disk it wakes up perfectly fine, but occasionally it will just sit there with the "_" at the corner of the blank screen.

I end up having to shut off the laptop and turn it back on to make it boot normally. Any ideas as to why this happens?

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Post by Void Main » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:52 pm

I never have gotten suspend to disk working perfectly and reliably. There has always been some quirk that caused me not to use it. I just do a normal shutdown when I'm done using my laptop. I know that doesn't answer your question but just adding my experiences. Of course I never have tried in in FC5, maybe it works better. I had X issues when coming out of a suspend to disk the last time I gave up on it. It's also very hardware dependent as to how many problems you might have from my experience.

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Post by cdhgold » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:13 am

I have the suspend to disk working perfectly so far on my dell inspirion 8000 but it is running suse 10.1 .. jsut as an FYI that it works somewhere ..

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Post by Master of Reality » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:00 am

hmmm, this is an acer aspire. I already know suspend to ram doesnt work.

WHen at school i sometimes have to turn it off and on a few times, so im gonna stick with suspend to disk because it works most of the time.

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Post by Void Main » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:24 am

Actually, I just remembered my primary reason for not using suspend to disk at the moment. It's not because it doesn't work but because my primary laptop I use both at work and at home. I take it home every night and use it there after work. The problem is, at work I am docked, have a different monitor, different network interfaces, etc. At home I use the LCD and a wireless card. So, I have 2 different xorg.conf files and depending on whether I am on the network at work or at home as to which xorg.conf gets loaded. Well, if I suspend at work, X is running at 1600x1200 and my LCD obviously isn't capable of that so I would at minimum have to restart X. It's almost pointless if I have to do that so I just do a normal shutdown. Everything comes up properly that way and it isn't a big deal for me. I have a ritual I go through when I get home. First thing I do is plug the laptop in and start it booting, then I go get out of my monkey suit and by the time I get back to the laptop everything is up and going.

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