Please help! Standby\hibernat won't work on my Dell notebook

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Please help! Standby\hibernat won't work on my Dell notebook

Postby Daweed » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:46 am

So here's the problem. When I close my lad , everything blocks, there is a black screen and frozen mouse pointer. Everything else works just perfectly, logout, screensaver... I'm running Mint Elyssa, my notebook configuration is : intel centrino 1,4ghz, 768mb of ram, intel graphics 64mb(integrated), HardDisk-20Gb (mint installed all over it, I had original Windows XP with licence, but I've erased it :mrgreen: ).

This is a common problem on Ubuntu forums. I know that it has something to do with compiz, but I need it because, without it, windows are slow, I don't need any special effects...

PLease help, I would be very happy, if I solve this problem.

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Re: Please help! Standby\hibernat won't work on my Dell notebook

Postby rivenought » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:00 am

Not sure if this would make a difference or not, but I thought I might toss it out for your consideration and verification. When you installed Mint 5, how much space did you allocate in your /swap partition? I have found 512 MB to be adequate, but around 1 GB works just about right for notebooks. The amount varies depending on your base RAM and your needs.

Also, compiz may not be necessary to make your windows "faster." That can be relative to preference, but I do not use compiz or have 3D effects at all on my two main machines. I am not getting any "slowness" of windows, but once again, my desktop does not have the same applications running either. You may have to do some evaluating as to your needs. There are different setting levels of desktop effects. Try those out, if you have time.

Searching this forum might provide some positive results. Second choice would be the Ubuntu forums. They also have a Dell-specific section over there, too. Chances are, you can get a quick-fix or a workaround working easily. Good luck.

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