I booted the machine to find that the boot process hung with the last message being:-
fb0: Switching to radeondrmfb from EFI VGA
This laptop always runs with software rendering due to the hybrid graphics chip that was used in the Macbook by Apple. I have to ensure that NOMODESET is included in my GRUB configuration, so my first assumption was that something had broken GRUB - something that has happened previously. Eventually I got the system back to the point where it would boot, having used a combination of manually editing the GRUB configuration file, Boot Repair and SuperGrub.
However, I'm left with this one problem with suspend and resume. When I close the lid (or initiate a suspend by any other mechanism), the laptop appears to suspend. The fans stop, the screen switches off, the keyboard lights go out and the sleep indicator LED slowly flashes. All this looks OK and perfectly normal. When I open the lid again, the keyboard lights up, the fans start and the sleep indicator switches off, but the screen remains black and nothing I've tried will bring it back. The only option is to long-press the power button to turn off the laptop and bring it back with a reboot.
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mike@mike-MacBookPro:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Kernel: 5.4.0-125-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 5.2.7 Distro: Linux Mint 20.3 Una base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal Machine: Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro8,2 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> Mobo: Apple model: Mac-94245A3940C91C80 v: MacBookPro8,2 serial: <filter> UEFI: Apple v: 184.108.40.206.0 date: 06/13/2019 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 78.8 Wh condition: 79.0/77.8 Wh (102%) model: Newer Tech A1382 status: Charging CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-2675QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 6144 KiB flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 35199 Speed: 2845 MHz min/max: 800/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2800 2: 2812 3: 2803 4: 2872 5: 2800 6: 2800 7: 3043 8: 2888 Graphics: Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics vendor: Apple driver: N/A bus ID: 00:02.0 Device-2: AMD Whistler [Radeon HD 6630M/6650M/6750M/7670M/7690M] vendor: Apple MacBookPro8 2 driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: ati,fbdev unloaded: modesetting,radeon,vesa resolution: 1440x900~77Hz OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 12.0.0 256 bits) v: 4.5 Mesa 21.2.6 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 Device-2: AMD Turks HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6500/6600 / 6700M Series] driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-125-generic Network: Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 v: 3.137 port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 IF: enp2s0f0 state: down mac: <filter> Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n vendor: Apple AirPort Extreme driver: wl v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 1.82 TiB used: 366.66 GiB (19.7%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 2TB size: 1.82 TiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 143.27 GiB used: 19.86 GiB (13.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 ID-2: /home size: 647.77 GiB used: 346.74 GiB (53.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 74.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 279 Uptime: 40m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 1.90 GiB (12.2%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.4.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 inxi: 3.0.38 mike@mike-MacBookPro:~$
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might have gone wrong? Is there an explanation as to why a problem with GRUB/EFI might have affected suspend and resume?