Bug 216372 - Suspend to memory does not work anymore on Acer TM 740
Summary: Suspend to memory does not work anymore on Acer TM 740
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nigel Cunningham
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-20 01:07 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2008-04-08 04:33 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-04-08 04:33:30 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
a dmidecode output for Acer TM 740 (10.70 KB, text/plain)
2006-11-20 01:08 UTC, Michal Jaegermann
no flags Details

Description Michal Jaegermann 2006-11-20 01:07:58 UTC
Description of problem:

With FC6 kernels suspend works only in the first part.  Attempts to
wake up a machine end up with the following on a screen:
pnp: Device 00:06 activated.
pnp: Device 00:08 activated.
pnp: Failed to activate device 00:0a.
Restarting tasks... done
Enabling non-boot CPUs ...

and in this moment everything is dead.  No keyboard, and that includes
SysRq, no network connection, no anything although the above was recorded
in logs on a disk.

It does not matter if I add to a boot line options like 'noapic'
and/or various 'acpi=...'.  Effects are always the same.  This particular
machine used to suspend to memory (almost) fine with FC4 kernels.

The laptop actually does "hibernate" without any problems, at least so
far, and when doing that an output quoted above is immediately followed
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [SLPB]
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
and everything nicely finishes.

BIOS in this box is, unfortunately, creaky and does not provide
any real options at all (and I am not aware of updates).  To make
things more "interesting" it appears that there is no good way to
disable "Suspend" buttons, without removing "Hibernate" as well,
other then by editing 'pm_main()' in /etc/pm/functions (which will
get clobbered on the next update of 'pm-utils').  Sigh!

Maybe this is another manifestation of bug 203312 and bug 201508?
I am seeing exactly the same "BUG: sleeping function ..." when
doing hibernate; although I do not have a record of that from suspend.
I am getting only

kernel: Intel machine check architecture supported.
restorecond: Read error (Interrupted system call)

but this shows up in both cases.  "Wakeup messages" look otherwise
pretty similar for both up to the moment a machine is dead
when coming back from suspend.

I attach an output from dmidecode for the machine in question.

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

How reproducible:

Additional info:
Unfortunately this is not mine laptop so later testing possibilities
are quite limited.

Comment 1 Michal Jaegermann 2006-11-20 01:08:01 UTC
Created attachment 141603 [details]
a dmidecode output for Acer TM 740

Comment 2 Nigel Cunningham 2007-12-10 23:19:06 UTC
Sorry for the really slow response.

Have you been able to try a newer kernel or Fedora release, and does it help at
all? (Work on hibernation and suspend to ram is going on all the time, so you
can generally expect that newer kernels will improve the situation).

Comment 3 Michal Jaegermann 2007-12-11 01:57:42 UTC
> Have you been able to try a newer kernel
I do have now an access to TM 740.  Maybe in the future.
OTOH see a comment in bug 188391 about experiences with
suspend/hibernate on F8 and with TM 230 (not the same beast).

Comment 4 Michal Jaegermann 2008-04-03 19:51:06 UTC
That Acer TM 740 in question is NOT available to me anymore.
Another TravelMate, but 230, does currently suspend and hibernate
but not with a default configuration supplied by F8.
It needs updated
See bug 437886 for details.

The last time I looked there were no quirk data for 740 so quite
likely that laptop still has issues but nowadays I cannot check that.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 04:47:53 UTC
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Comment 6 Michal Jaegermann 2008-04-04 05:03:09 UTC
See comment #4 from yesterday.

Comment 7 John Poelstra 2008-04-08 04:33:30 UTC
thank you for your update.

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