Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 227197
Suspend-to-disk on close lid does not work on FC6 and Inspiron 8200
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:49:13 EST
Description of problem:
Since I installed FC6 I have the problem with the suspend-to-disk upon
lid close on an Dell Inspiron 8200. I used gnome-power-manager to set
up the suspend.
When I close the laptop lid, while in the Gnome session, the only effect
is that the X session is killed and gdm appears. I would have expected
the computer to suspend to disk. This worked well on FC5.
For the record, suspend-to-disk works well if I ask for it from the
command line or by pushing the appropriate button in the Gnome user
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always, DC or AC power
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set gnome-power-manager up to suspend to disk on lid close.
2. Close lid
X session killed, gdm shows, no suspend.
Suspend-to-disk should occur.
In FC5 same settings worked.
If you open a command window, and type (as root)
Upon pm-hibernate, the system suspends to disk.
As I said, the issue occurs only when closing the lid. If I ask for a
suspend-to-disk via either command line, or by selecting an option to suspend
from Gnome's quit menu, the system suspends well.
FWIW, I get an error message in the console that I used to issue pm-hibernate:
/etc/pm/functions-suspend2: line 4: /etc/sysconfig/pm: No such file or directory
Ok, I figured out why the last error message. It's a remnant of a failed
attempt to use suspend2 to solve the lid problem. (FYI, the problem with
suspend2 from the cubbi repo is that I use proprietary modules which won't work
with cubbi kernel)
I now reinstalled the original pm-utils from FC6 so the error message should be
gone. But the problem remains, as I only installed suspend2 to get rid of the
lid close issue anyways.
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