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PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby jp35 on Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:39 pm

Not sure if this is the correct place for this question but here goes.

I recently installed Linux Mint on a laptop and set the powersaver to hibernate when I close the machine. Doesn't seem to hibernate immediately but when it does it won't come out. I am forced to reboot. Any suggestions?

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Re: PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby AK Dave on Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:02 pm

Might be nice to know something about your hardware.
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lspci -vnn


Might also be nice to know what exactly hangs when you try to hibernate. For example, select to hibernate manually. Often this is an option from the shutdown menu. Maybe you hibernate fine, but don't restore. This is often an X problem related to your video hardware and/or driver/module that supports it. I have a laptop that won't suspend or hibernate except with the fglrx module.

Might be nice to know something about your ram and swapfile. You need to have a swapfile bigger than your ram to hibernate.

See, I can guess but you need to provide some data.
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Re: PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby jp35 on Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:07 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, if I try to hibernate manually it doesn't seem to work. The screen goes blank with a cursor blinking and then just shuts down.
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Re: PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby jp35 on Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:30 pm

OK, here some info on the swap space of this machine. I have 1.4 GB of memory with 3.8 GB of swap according to the Resources in System Monitor. Should I be looking at a different power manager, other than what came with Mint?
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Re: PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby AK Dave on Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:07 pm

What about lspci? Is that command broken, or are you unable to open a terminal window?

The suspicion is that SOMETHING appears to be hanging. But we don't know what. Maybe we can figure that out. But I really have no clue about the specifics of your computer unless you provide that information.
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Re: PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby jp35 on Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:19 pm

I am not able to do anything, the system is completely unresponsive. I have not tried to remote in via telnet but I will give it a shot when it dies again. My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A75. What kind of specific information might help?

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Re: PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby AK Dave on Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:43 pm

Scroll back. Remember when I asked you to do this command?
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lspci -vnn


Just cut-paste the output to this thread.
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Re: PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby jp35 on Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:40 pm

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS300 Host Bridge [1002:5831] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff00]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Memory at d2000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-ati
Kernel modules: ati-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 9100 IGP AGP Bridge [1002:5838]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 99
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=68
I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
Memory behind bridge: d0100000-d01fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e0000000-efffffff
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #1 [1002:4347] (rev 01) (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff00]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at d0001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
Kernel modules: ohci-hcd

00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #2 [1002:4348] (rev 01) (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff00]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at d0002000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
Kernel modules: ohci-hcd

00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc EHCI USB Controller [1002:4345] (rev 01) (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff00]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at d0003000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
Kernel modules: ehci-hcd

00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SMBus [1002:4353] (rev 18)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff00]
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
I/O ports at 8060 [size=16]
Memory at d0004000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c-piix4

00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc Dual Channel Bus Master PCI IDE Controller [1002:4349] (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff00]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at 8070 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
Kernel modules: pata_atiixp

00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:434c]
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff00]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP200 3COM 3C920B Ethernet Controller [1002:4342] (prog-if 01)
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=168
I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
Memory behind bridge: d0200000-d02fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 70000000-73ffffff

00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP150 AC'97 Audio Controller [1002:4341]
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff01]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at d0004400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Kernel driver in use: ATI IXP AC97 controller
Kernel modules: snd-atiixp

00:14.6 Modem [0703]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP AC'97 Modem [1002:434d] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at d0004800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Kernel driver in use: ATI IXP MC97 controller
Kernel modules: snd-atiixp-modem

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS300M AGP [Radeon Mobility 9100IGP] [1002:5835]
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff02]
Flags: bus master, fast Back2Back, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 16
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at d0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: radeonfb

02:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0013] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Askey Computer Corp. Device [144f:7084]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 18
Memory at d0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ath_pci
Kernel modules: ath_pci

02:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff00]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 128, IRQ 19
I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
Memory at d0210000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: 8139too
Kernel modules: 8139cp, 8139too

02:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller [1524:1410] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff00]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 16
Memory at d0211000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=176
Memory window 0: 70000000-73fff000 (prefetchable)
Memory window 1: 74000000-77fff000
I/O window 0: 0000a400-0000a4ff
I/O window 1: 0000a800-0000a8ff
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
Kernel modules: yenta_socket
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Re: PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby AK Dave on Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:55 pm

Here's your problem:
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS300M AGP [Radeon Mobility 9100IGP] [1002:5835]
Kernel modules: radeonfb

google: radeon mobility ubuntu hibernate
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/152991

You'll find lots of hits. You'll find it is a common problem associated with the radeon open source kernel module and the Radeon Mobility 9x00 series hardware. You will find that if you can identify your problem (you did!) and you can identify your hardware (you did!) that very often google will find you the answer.

This problem was known and reported with Hardy, but it hasn't been tracked since for lack of current reports with current kernels. It was assigned to the ubuntu-kernel-acpi team.

This problem is not reported with fglrx. You might switch to it.
This problem is not reported with the closed source ATI driver, so you may attempt installing that through Envy.
This problem is not reported with Jaunty, near as I can tell, so you might try the Jaunty Beta and see if this is fixed.
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Re: PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby jp35 on Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:38 pm

Well, I tried getting the latest drivers with envy and now I can't boot to a gnome session at all, I get an error kinit: No resume image, doing normal boot.

Any idea how I get back to the previous drivers?
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Re: PowerSaver Hibernate Issue

Postby AK Dave on Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:50 pm

Could boot to a command line instead of gnome.

Then:
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg


That forces your xorg.conf to be rewritten from scratch as if you had a fresh install.

But before you try that, you should at least try to restore your old xorg.conf from backup. There should be a backup of xorg.conf just waiting to be renamed. Then reboot, and you're good.
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