Bug 200652 - Macbook does not return from suspend
Summary: Macbook does not return from suspend
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pm-utils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact:
: 199995 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 199990
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-07-30 00:41 UTC by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.6.17-1.2505.fc6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-08-08 03:18:56 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Wade Mealing 2006-07-30 00:41:10 UTC
Description of problem:

The macbook does not resume from suspend when the lid is closed or the command 

echo 'mem' > /sys/power/state

is issued.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo 'mem' > /sys/power/state
2. wait
3. open lid, press buttons
Actual results:

System to kick back into life

Expected results:

Screen remains black.

Additional info:

Additional information as it comes.  I might try and work this bug..

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-07-30 20:25:49 UTC
Nearly every laptop needs some sort of workaround on resume. Echo'ing stuff into
sysfs isn't going to make those workarounds happen. You should be using
pm-suspend instead.

If it resumes, but the screen remains off, but for eg capslock toggles the LED,
then it's usually a missing tweak to pm-utils.

If on resume the machine doesn't even respond to capslock however, it's a kernel

Comment 2 Wade Mealing 2006-07-30 23:29:39 UTC
Ok, machine responds to capslock.

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2006-07-31 23:30:49 UTC
ok, then it's likely some video reinitialisation magic missing from pm-utils.

Comment 4 Dave Jones 2006-07-31 23:37:01 UTC
*** Bug 199995 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Wade Mealing 2006-08-01 06:15:11 UTC
Using pm-suspend

the screen goes blank, i see a flashing cursor in the top right. 

The light on the front of the macbook pulsates gently (this is sounding graphic
already ?)

I press the power key, i hear the dvd-rom flick into life, the backlight comes on.

Pressing the caps lock key, no light comes on or off.

Comment 6 Wade Mealing 2006-08-01 06:18:09 UTC

Each time pm-suspend has been used, I have been able to reproduce:


Comment 7 Wade Mealing 2006-08-04 14:05:30 UTC
And.. now it suspends ! yay!

working in:
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.17-1.2505.fc6 #1 SMP Tue Aug 1 19:52:56 EDT 2006
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Comment 8 Christopher Blizzard 2006-08-04 14:23:07 UTC
But does it unsuspend? :)

Comment 9 Wade Mealing 2006-08-06 23:37:02 UTC
Going to suspend..

Suspended (networkmanager didnt auto reconnect to network...)

Resumed.. (I'm typing on it now ) 


Comment 10 Wade Mealing 2006-08-07 06:46:53 UTC
pm-suspend manually.. it suspends and returns

Wait 15 minutes on battery.. it suspends and returns

Comment 11 Wade Mealing 2006-08-07 07:15:18 UTC
Although... (queue dramatic music),

It seems IRQ #9 gets disabled, which means acpi events no longer work after suspend.


Comment 12 Christopher Blizzard 2006-08-07 12:28:51 UTC
That would explain a lot.  My machine has started suspending and resuming (yay!)
but after it does, a lot of things don't work.  Closing the lid won't suspend
the laptop.  gnome-power-manager also acts weirdly.  One step at a time.

Think we should open a new bug since at least we're returning from a suspend?

Comment 13 Wade Mealing 2006-08-08 03:16:37 UTC
Yes, will do so now.

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