Getting sleep and hibernate working on a Dell Inspiron 8500

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at
Thu Feb 21 17:34:06 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 20 February 2008 12:10:12 pm Robert Menes wrote:
> Greetings, fellow Kubuntu users!
> For some strange reason, my Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop is having issues with
> going into Standby and Hibernate mode with
> Kubuntu 7.04. Pressing the lid switch makes the LCD turn off, but sleep
> mode doesn't kick in properly.
> I'm at a bit of a loss on how to get this working. Does any other Dell
> owner out there have some advice, perhaps?
> Thanks in advance,
> --Rob
> (Kubuntu user and damn proud of it)

What video driver are you running?  I've had lots of problems with this 
running the Nvidia binary drivers.

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!

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