Why does it fail to wakeup?

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Why does it fail to wakeup?

Postby indygeek79 on Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:47 pm

Alot of times my laptop will fail to wakup after being put to sleep or automatically going to sleep.

It will look like it tries to wake up but all I get is a gery screen and nothing else or other times there is nothing at all. I have to restart X to get it do anything. There are even times where I have to just hold the power button down and turn it off.

Is this something that alot see or is it an issue on just my laptop.

I am using a Dell Precision Laptop M65 running the nvidia driver. I just put a check mark in the restricted drivers thing.
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Re: Why does it fail to wakeup?

Postby Husse on Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:41 am

I just put a check mark in the restricted drivers thing.

What do you mean?
Possible solution here
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Re: Why does it fail to wakeup?

Postby indygeek79 on Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:31 pm

Admin>Hardware Drivers Checked the enabled box, let the nvidia driver install and rebooted.

Thanks for the link I will read over it when i get a little bit of time in the next day or so. I skimmed it a bit and it looks like it is talking about hibernate instead of suspend. I have since figured out that if I just type my password at the grey screen and hit enter it lets me back in and everything seems to be just fine. I can deal with that for now. Just got tired of loosing things from restarting X.

Some more info, when the grey shows up just before the whole thing goes grey, i see a mouse with a pixelated square around it for a second then everything just goes all grey.
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Re: Why does it fail to wakeup?

Postby garda on Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:30 am

Hi,

The tutorial I wrote is indeed meant to solve hibernation problem that's caused by nVidia restricted driver. As for Suspend-to-RAM, it's a lot more complicated than one might think and I myself still can't get a definite clue on how to get it working on most laptops. It's a hit-and-miss most of the times. The best solution I can offer, if you depend greatly on this feature, is don't install the restricted driver on your laptop. I know, you'll lose those often practically useful Compiz effects but you'll have one feature that's more crucial than eye candy.
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Re: Why does it fail to wakeup?

Postby indygeek79 on Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:05 pm

If I don't have the driver enabled, I can't use my external monitor properly while at work on the docking station. Before the driver was enabled I couldn't get the external monitor to work at all. Now that I have it installed if I boot while on the dock the laptop LCD disables and the external is enabled. I can also dock and restart X and it will start working properly with the external. Works just as good the other way when I take it off the dock. Still not as good as in windows with a Dell laptop but completely usable this way.

I will play with disabling some or all of the effects and see if I can find a workaround for it.

thanks for the reply

Oh ya i just remembered I had to edit a file to get full screen to work with Gnome-RDP. I was unable to leave full screen with ctrl+alt+enter. I don't remember what that was but I will look it up and undo it.
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Re: Why does it fail to wakeup?

Postby indygeek79 on Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:10 pm

indygeek79 wrote:Oh ya i just remembered I had to edit a file to get full screen to work with Gnome-RDP. I was unable to leave full screen with ctrl+alt+enter. I don't remember what that was but I will look it up and undo it.



Here is what I did.
"1. The <Advanced Desktop Effects Settings (ccsm)> tool to configure your compiz settings have to be installed.

2. Start this tool under SYSTEM -> PREFERENCES

3. Under the category UTILITY -> WORKAROUNDS you have to deactivate the <Legacy Fullscreen Support> which makes Wine and legacy applications fullscreen properly."

Refrence is here. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=595384
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Re: Why does it fail to wakeup?

Postby indygeek79 on Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:57 pm

By changing visual effects to none it seems to be working. Only tried 3 times tho. As soon as I set the effects to any other level I got the grey screen right away.

Could care less about any of the stuff but I do like the desktop switcher. It behaves diffrently when the effects are on. Not that I couldn't get used to going 3 right and then having to go back to the left where as before I could just go left and if I was on the far left one, one more left took me to the far right. Hope that makes sense. Essentially with the effects on there wasn't a stop when you got to the end it just started over again.

Going to have to play with custom visual effects to see what i can get.

Thanks for all
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