Sleep problems Inspiron E1505

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sun Apr 13 18:18:53 UTC 2008

On 13/04/2008, John Hubbard <ender8282 at> wrote:
> Does anyone know how to get the sleep/hibernate to work properly on a
>  dell Inspiron E1505 notebook?
>  I originally installed dapper 6.10 and since I have upgraded to Edgy,
>  Eeisty, and then Gutsy.  I believe that when I first installed dapper
>  sleep/hibernate worked out of the box.  A few days ago I installed
>  reformatted, killed my windows partition and installed the Hardy (8.04)
>  beta.  Now when I try to sleep or hibernate it kicks me out of KDE, into
>  a text screen with messages like:
>  Syncing filesystes ... done.
>  Freezing user space processes ... (elapsed 0.00 seconds) done.
>  Freezing remaining freezable tasks ... (elapsed 0.00 seconds) done.
>  PM: Preparing system for mem sleep
>  Suspending console(s)
>  At this point I can switch between consoles, tty1, tty2, ... but I
>  cannot log into any of those consoles (typing a username has no
>  effect).  It just sits at this  screen until I do a hard reset.  I don't
>  really know how to go about troubleshooting the problem.  If anyone can
>  help my troubleshoot or knows of a forum post or something with the
>  solution I would really appreciate it.
>  Other than sleep problems almost everything else seems to work flawlessly.
>  Thanks in advance.

Do you have the ATI X1400 video card? Are you using the proprietary
driver? If you answered yes to both questions, then sleep will not
work for you. It's in the 7.10 release notes. I have the same notebook
and I'm still on Feisty for that reason.

Dotan Cohen

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