David Timms wrote:
Andy Burns wrote:
> After "nearly" having some success with pm-suspend a few weeks ago, I
> find that in recent rawhide kernels my system crashes at pm-suspend
> Anyone else been having any more success (or similar issues) with
> suspend lately?
andy: I have just inadvertently tried it out today. Machine is a HP
compaq nx9000 (ati) notebook, with lid switch. I meant to leave the
notebook running (quite a few apps-xmms etc) overnight, but closed the
lid - which I noticed turned the screen black (I though backlight off).
This accidental entry into suspend mode happened to me also. My
sister-in-law partially shut the lid on my HP Pavilion. Fortunately, I
did not have a lot of apps running at the time.
I noticed in the morning that the power LED was flashing slowly,
indicating some sort of suspend. Opening the lid not cause the machine
to come back to life, nor did pressing any buttons. Pressing the power
switch causes the notebook to go to a powered state (power led on), and
the fan starts, but no disk activity nor image is visible on the screen.
After ten minutes, still no action. Holding the power button for forced
off, and then restarting seems to restart (normal boot) without to much
problem(I think I noticed fsck).
I did not wait very long after the hitting the power button for wakeup.
I did note an fsck when the computer was reset forcefully.
Do you happen to know if there is a GUI option to control what the lid
switch does (ie just backlight off would be better for me!) ?
Disabling just the backlighting would be ideal default behavior. Though
my sister-in-law knows better than to shut the lid now.
The person who can smile when something goes wrong has thought of
someone to blame it on.