[ubuntu-uk] Suspend on lid close - Thinkpad x121e
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:
> 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
> 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.
> Twitter: @sfgreenwood
> "post-apocalyptic allen keys"
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the ubuntu-uk