[SOLVED] LMDE on macbook

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[SOLVED] LMDE on macbook

Postby kaizer on Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:50 am

I rune LMDE on a macbook. I have the following issue: I disable hibernate and suspend in the power management (put that to never) but still after a certain time of inactivity my screen goes black and the laptop does not want to wake up ( I am forced to reboot) .. which is higly annoying !! Before LMDE I was running Ubuntu and I did not have that issue.
Anyone can advise me on how to fix this? Thank you in advance

[SOLVED]
I just managed to fix my pb so I publish it just in case someone is having the same generic issue. As explained my laptop was not able to wake up from both suspend or Hibernate. I had to reboot each time.
after looking in /var/log/pm-suspend.log I saw that the only error message was happening when running : /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/98video-quirk-db-handler


I decided to install nvidia driver instead of nouveau and it fixed the issue now I can resume from suspend

I installed the lastest Nvidia driver, I guess there is somewhere on the forum an howto but I will just explain what I did:

1. look for model of video card
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lspci | grep VGA

2. go on nvidia website and download correct script: for me was http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-275.09.07-driver.html
3. stoping x : go to a terminal (ctrl+alt+f1 for ie)
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sudo /etc/init.d/gdm3 stop

4. running the script:
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sudo sh ..../NVIDIA....run

5. accepting to desactivate Nouveau
6. then installation failed because driver not yet desactivated
7. reboot
8. start again the script (this time nouveau already desactivated)... installation successful
9.
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sudo /etc/init.d/gdm3 start


now you should have :

Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/98video-quirk-db-handler suspend suspend:
nVidia binary video drive detected, not using quirks.


and resume from suspend should work !!
Last edited by kaizer on Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: LMDE on macbook

Postby kaizer on Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:07 pm

dont know how to change the title to SOLVED
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Re: LMDE on macbook

Postby zerozero on Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:17 pm

hi,
go to your first post and edit it, now put solved in the title, it's done :)
and glade you solved your problem
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Re: [SOLVED] LMDE on macbook

Postby kaizer on Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:29 pm

ok done
thank you
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Re: [SOLVED] LMDE on macbook

Postby jebgipson on Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:46 pm

I am having the same issue but my 13.3 macbook is telling me

jebediah@jebediah-MacBook ~ $ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GM

confused as to where to find the driver... any help?
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