[Pm-utils] Fwd: Suddenly lost the ability to suspend

Ryan Jud Hughes ryan at iheartryan.com
Tue Feb 3 07:47:20 PST 2009

Hi.  I've been running my laptop for about a year.  It's a Lenovo-branded
Thinkpad R61.  For most of its life, everything went fine.  Suddenly,
about a month ago, I lost the ability to suspend.

I'm using Ubuntu 8.04, with a variety of their kernels, such as 2.6.22-14.

I'd like to tell you what version of pm-suspend I'm using, but typing
'pm-suspend --version' causes the screen to go blank and bumps me to some
blank virtual console or something.

This is the same thing that happens when I use any combination of quirks
I've tried.  I get bumped to some blank virtual console.  Perhaps VC 7
without X graphics on it.  Hitting alt-F7 takes me back into X.  Nothing
shows up in the syslog or in /var/log/pm-suspend.log.  The machine stays
active.  The screen is on, it responds to ssh, all calculations continue.
Just that slight bump to the graphics is the only way I know that anything
at all has happened.

The traditional quirks to use with this hardware platform are s3-mode and
s3-bios.  That combination has the same results as any other combination.

So what should I try?  How can I get some more information out of there?
Do I need to set it to some sort of debug mode in order to get the
debugging info?


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