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zippytex
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SOLVED! locating suspend file in filesystem Dell 1012

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Linux Mint 17 XFCE and Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 :P

I have had a probem with my dell mini and the suspend/hibernate command.
On all distros there is a problem suspending/hibernating. After trying so many distros, ubuntu, LM17 XFCE, debian, puppy, etc., it has to be related to the drivers for the wireless or video.

Disabling the wireless network did not help with suspending/hibernating. I do not care about having wireless, but I want to be able to suspend often during the day.

Since I like LM 17 XFCE very much, I decided to try again. I wiped the drive and did a complete install including all the available updates.

After the install I went to the Driver Manager and there were two suggestions:
one was STA bcmwl-kernal-source and one was unknown firmware.
I chose the STA and followed the directions to install it. The manager reported that there was now 1 proprietary driver installed. I rebooted just to be sure everything was in place.

I then went to the Power Manager and on the battery (button on left), I left it as is.
Then on the AC button (on left). I clicked hibernate when the lid is closed. (But it seems to have suspened instead.)
I closed the lid, waited a few moments and re-opened the lid. Wonder of wonders, the following happened. When I opened it, the screen saver was running, I touched the trackpad and behold---a sign-in box appeared. I entered my password and it opened!!!! Hooray!!!

I have a question though....was it okay that the screen saver was running in suspend? The power button stayed on and did not pulse during the suspend. Also my cooling fan plugged into the usb continued running, so it was not in hibernate. Do you think that I found standby?????

FYI – I am not sure what this is but Debian threw it out as a possible solution: b43/ucode15.fw or b43-open/ucode15.fw
Debian forum also said to do this:
sudo apt-get install –reinstall b43-fwcutter (I tried to do this, but it said that I did not have the clearance and it would be reported, so I left it alone).

Thanks for you help, suggestions, etc. Mostly, thanks for being there. Mary



Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron mini 1012, 2GB ram, 160gb hd, abt. 1.38ghz proces sor.

It's purpose is to be taken out and do some writing away from distractions.
I need to be able to close the lid to suspend the unit then awake it when reopening the lid.

I accomplished this in ubuntu 10.4 as is, NOT with the updates. When I updated it the ability to suspend went away.
I divided my hard drive. One has plain 10.4 the other has updated 10.4.
I thought I could locate the files that make suspend happen and see what they say in both 10.4's.

If I could find out where the files are maybe I could edit them so that they would work in Linux Mint 17 XFCE also.

I barely know how to ask the question, so I would appreciate any help or suggestions.
Thank you. Mary

DOES THIS MEAN IT SUSPENDED?????
/dev/sda:
setting Advanced Power Management level to 0xfe (254)
APM_level = 254
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/95hdparm-apm thaw hibernate: success.

Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/95anacron thaw hibernate:
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/95anacron thaw hibernate: success.

Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/94cpufreq thaw hibernate:
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/94cpufreq thaw hibernate: success.

Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/90clock thaw hibernate:
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/90clock thaw hibernate: not applicable.

Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/75modules thaw hibernate:
Reloaded unloaded modules.
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/75modules thaw hibernate: success.

Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/60_wpa_supplicant thaw hibernate:
Selected interface 'wlan0'
OK
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/60_wpa_supplicant thaw hibernate: success.

Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/50unload_alx thaw hibernate:
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/50unload_alx thaw hibernate: success.

Running hook /etc/pm/sleep.d/10_unattended-upgrades-hibernate thaw hibernate:
/etc/pm/sleep.d/10_unattended-upgrades-hibernate thaw hibernate: success.

Running hook /etc/pm/sleep.d/10_grub-common thaw hibernate:
/etc/pm/sleep.d/10_grub-common thaw hibernate: success.

Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/00powersave thaw hibernate:
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/00powersave thaw hibernate: success.

Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/00logging thaw hibernate:
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/00logging thaw hibernate: success.

Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/000kernel-change thaw hibernate:
/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/000kernel-change thaw hibernate: success.
Thanks!!!!!!
Last edited by zippytex on Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:28 pm, edited 3 times in total.

MrBob22
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Re: locating suspend file in filesystem

Post by MrBob22 »

Hello Zippytex:

You can see what happened in suspend by viewing the logfiles in this location (in LinuxMint at least, if not Ubuntu)
/var/log/pm-suspend.log
You might need to be in super user mode to view this file (load the file as Administrator and put in your password)

/etc/pm/config.d directory contains values for sleep/suspend to use.

Might not be obvious why your suspend is failing. I have found this function to be tricky at best. I would search on the internet with your laptop model and "sleep" or "suspend" in "linux" to see if others with your laptop have seen any problems.

Good Luck, MrBob22
ps let me know if the above info is unclear to you.

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