[ubuntu-uk] Suspend on lid close - Thinkpad x121e

James Morrissey morrissey.james1 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 14:02:08 UTC 2011

No. Changing the SATA didn't seem to do anything. Screen still wouldn't 
resume when i opened the lid.

On the whole, i think the machine is good. Its certainly performs better 
than the ancient one i had before this - Asus ARP6.

That said, the hardware doesn't seem to be quite so well supported, but 
i see that this model is now endorsed by Canonical and i am hoping that 
it goes a little better under Oneric.

All the problems i have appear to pertain to the screen: Sometimes text 
disappears from my word processor or emails, it takes a bunch of times 
resetting the dual monitor set-up to get both monitors to register and, 
as is the subject of this thread, the suspend-on-lid-close won't work.


On 10/10/11 14:09, Simon Greenwood wrote:
> On 10 October 2011 13:45, James Morrissey <morrissey.james1 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:morrissey.james1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I was wondering if anyone could help me in getting my
>     suspend-on-lid-close to work on my Thinkpad x121e.
>     This is a new piece of hardware and there doesn't appear to be
>     much on the web for solving it the problem.
>     When i close the lid, the machine seems to suspend, but when i
>     open it i am met with a blank screen and can do nothing other than
>     hard power down. I have noticed, however, that when i have my
>     machine plugged into an external monitor, i can close the lid,
>     observe the suspend and then open the lid to get a password login
>     screen.
>     So it seems that the suspend is working but that the monitor
>     doesn't come back to life when i open the lid. Having an external
>     monitor plugged in seems to wake the monitor up and so give me the
>     login screen.
>     This makes me think that this might not be too hard to solve. i
>     don't really understand a lot of the hardware stuff but think that
>     there might be a simple way to make sure that the screen triggers
>     when i open the lid (or make the machine think that there is an
>     external monitor plugged in). I am guessing that there is just a
>     switch that i need to stick to 'on'.
>     Someone has suggested adding nomodeset to the grub kernel
>     parameters, but i am not sure how to do this or what other effects
>     of doing it might be.
>     The thinkpad x121e is great as a portable machine. Getting this to
>     work would vastly increase its portability.
>     Any suggestions?
> I had a similar problem with a Thinkpad Edge 11 that I bought the 
> other week as an emergency replacement for my Dell XPS. The solution 
> for that was to change sata-mode from AHCI to compatibility in the 
> BIOS, which works *most* but not all of the time. There are also boot 
> args which I can't find online right now and that I haven't tried. I 
> would be interested to know how you're finding Ubuntu on it as it's 
> not wholly satisfactory to me.
> s/
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