Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18312
GNOME freezes when system coming out of suspend
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
Dell Inspiron 3200 Laptop.
After waking up from suspend, the mouse briefly works, but then it stops
working. Ctrl-Alt-BkSpc does not kill (and restart) the X-Server.
Ctrl-Alt-F1 thru Ctrl-Alt-F6 do not switch between the virtual consoles.
The only approach that worked for me was the simplest one: PULL THE THREE
PRONGS OUT OF SOCKET. (In my case, I also had to pop the battery since it's
With 6.2, I used KDE and this didn't used to happen. Apart from the OS
upgrade, the only other thing that changed was Desktop Environment, so I
though it might just have something to do with the problem.
This sounds like a BIOS problem we're working around...
Does setting "CHANGEVT" in /etc/sysconfig/apmd help?
I uncommented CHANGEVT line, and restarted apmd (by `/etc/rc.d/init.d/apmd
restart` command.) Then, when I suspended the system and rebooted again, it was,
so-to-say, ALIVE, as in mouse activity was being registered, and Accordingly
menus etc popped up, but the screen overall was crappy -- None of the text in
menus showed up, menus themselves were just a grey rectangle and nothing more.
The upper two corners were showing text from vt 1!
Anyway, so I reverted back to the original file, commenting out CHANGEVT part.
Lo and behold, IT IS WORKING PERFECTLY NOW!
Maybe it wasn't a bug, maybe I encountered some glitches. But three times in a
row? Beats me.
Anywho, it works for me now, so changing the status to WORKSFORME. Thanks for
the tip, Bero!