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IBM Touchpad T41p - Cannot shutdown/Suspend

Postby chesl73 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:12 pm

Hi all,
Recently installed Linux Mint 11 and all going well except that if I click 'Quit - Shutdown' the laptop looks like it's going to but then just sits there. I can see some stuff on the screen such as:
Stopping early crytop disks...
Deconfiguring network interfaces...
Deactivating swap...
Unmounting weak filesystems...

and it just sits there at this spot.

Also, if I try 'Quit - Suspend' (which is what I'd really like to get working) I just get a blank screensaver and it locks my screen. That's it.

In the past I've had Ubuntu on this and I had issues with suspend and from what I remember they were fixed by modifying the grub file and adding
nomodeset acpi=off to the cmdline but his hasn't worked on this occasion.

Any ideas at what might be causing this/these issues and how I can address them?

Thank
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Re: IBM Touchpad T41p - Cannot shutdown/Suspend

Postby timbo on Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:42 pm

On my x220i shutdown is an issue too. I cannot even shut the laptop down using the terminal as it will always hang at some point during the process. Suspend is not working either.
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Re: IBM Touchpad T41p - Cannot shutdown/Suspend

Postby chesl73 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:24 am

Anyone? Not a single suggestion?
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Re: IBM Touchpad T41p - Cannot shutdown/Suspend

Postby doktordave on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:20 am

Use synaptic to see if you have kexec-tools installed. If so, remove it. It won't help with suspend, but might help with shutdown.
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Re: IBM Touchpad T41p - Cannot shutdown/Suspend

Postby timbo on Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:17 pm

Definitely not the source of my problem as the package is not installed.
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Re: IBM Touchpad T41p - Cannot shutdown/Suspend

Postby ej64 on Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:53 am

Have you installed one of the latest kernels? I've used 2.6.39bpo (from squeeze backports) and 3.0/3.1 Liquorix kernels with my X220 and have no problems in this respect. (only some power saving tweaks needed)

Perhaps you should try boot parameter "noapic". If it helps a BIOS update may cure the problems.
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Re: IBM Touchpad T41p - Cannot shutdown/Suspend

Postby timbo on Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:46 pm

I had the latest kernel installed and the bios version was 1.24. However I gave up on it and did a reinstall. (Squeeze netinstall with LMDE sources. Runs nicely and only has exactly what I want it to have =).

Shutdowns work so far.
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Re: IBM Touchpad T41p - Cannot shutdown/Suspend

Postby timbo on Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:03 pm

I solved my problem!

After setting up a fresh system, the shutdown problems appeared again.

I am running Debian Xfce and initially I used slim desktop manager. Now there seems to be a problem with consolekit (in recent Xfce) when slim or xdm are used, whereas this problem apparently does not occur with lightdm, gdm or kdm.

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=115507 is one of the threads on this issue.

What helped me, was to install lightdm and purge and completely remove slim.

Now (so far) everything is fine!
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