Bug 246435 - Suspend / Resume on a Dell D420 doesnt work
Summary: Suspend / Resume on a Dell D420 doesnt work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal-info   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-02 08:15 UTC by Patrick Steiner
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-15 20:42:46 UTC
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Description Patrick Steiner 2007-07-02 08:15:15 UTC
I have played around now for hours with suspend resume on my Dell D420

I have also tried s2ram from opensuse which works fine with FC6.

But now with F7 i can get suspend/resume working anymore.

i have already looked at http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/quirk

enabling pm_trace outputs:

cat dmesg.txt | grep "hash matches"
  hash matches drivers/base/power/resume.c:70

what does this mean.
iwl3945 mac80211 are already in unload_modules.

has anyone a d420 with f7 and a working suspend/resume setup?

Comment 1 Patrick Steiner 2007-07-02 08:47:20 UTC
i have now removed
<merge key="power_management.quirk.vbestate_restore" type="bool">true</merge>
from the fdi file because i use the intel video driver.

now it look like this

<match key="system.hardware.product" contains="D420">
<merge key="power_management.quirk.vbe_post" type="bool">true</merge>

i have restarted the hal service but lshal | grep quirk
always outputs:
 lshal | grep quirk
  power_management.quirk.vbe_post = true  (bool)
  power_management.quirk.vbestate_restore = true  (bool)

also after a system reboot. any ideas?

Comment 2 Jørgen Andreas Michaelsen 2007-07-05 13:27:47 UTC
Booting the 2.6.20-1.2952.fc6 makes suspend/resume to ram work on my d420. The
2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 does not work (hibernate works though).

Comment 3 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2007-07-27 01:15:34 UTC
I have a D520/intel 945 which suspends pretty fine, but the display is off when
it  resumes. "Fix" is to go to VT1 (control-alt-f1) -> hit Fn+F8 (the
CRT/LCD-button) -> back to X (control-alt-f7). This gives me my display back.

I think i've also seen it happen when the screen has been suspended/powered down.

I'm posting in this thread because of the talk about intel video etc.

I suspended via System->suspend in the gnome menu.

Jørgen: I'm also a UiO student, you can contact me directly at

Comment 4 Till Maas 2007-09-13 05:27:13 UTC
What is the output of the following command?
lshal | egrep "(system.hardware.(product|vendor|version)|smbios.bios.version)"

Maybe your system matches for several rules in the fdi, where one enables

The fdi files belong to hal-info, maybe someone maintaining hal-info knows more.
Therefore I changed the component to hal-info for this bug.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:23:07 UTC
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Comment 6 Richard Hughes 2008-05-30 11:48:04 UTC
Please see http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/quirk/ - does that help?

Comment 7 Patrick Steiner 2008-06-06 08:07:21 UTC
i switched to fedora 9, now suspend / resume works perfect

Comment 8 Peter van Egdom 2008-06-15 20:42:46 UTC
Thank you for reporting back. Closing bug as per comment #7.

Comment 9 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2008-07-30 20:09:39 UTC
Installed Fedora 9, and now the bug is back - probably because the quirks got
lost after the reinstall (I edited some xml-file on fedora 7 to make it do the

Please reopen this bug.

Comment 10 Till Maas 2008-07-30 20:54:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #9)
> Installed Fedora 9, and now the bug is back - probably because the quirks got
> lost after the reinstall (I edited some xml-file on fedora 7 to make it do the
> quirks)
> Please reopen this bug.

Imho it would be better if you figure out which quirks need to be used (after I
read the comments here, I am not sure what you changed in your xml file) and
submit it to the maintainers of these xml files, here is a howto:


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