[ubuntu-uk] Laptop locks up when lid re-opened

Grant Phillips-Sewell dcglug at phillips-sewell.co.uk
Thu May 30 10:27:01 UTC 2013

On 30 May 2013 11:18, pete smout <psmouty at live.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Im running 13-04, and I am *very* impressed apart from the slight issue,
> of it locking up when the lid on the laptop is closed and re-opened.
> I can find nothing that shouts at me in either the kern.log or x.log but
> it has happened 3 times now!
> It is worth noting that it does not happen every time the lid is closed
> approx 1 in 5?
> The system is fully updated as of 9.30 am today.
>         Symptoms:- open lid the 'screensaver' asks for password (as it
> should) the desktop reappears but the mouse cursor will not move, the
> keyboard is unresponsive (can't bring the dash up with 'super key' and
> ctrl-alt F1 does not work in dropping to shell the only thing i can do is a
> 'hard reset' hold the power button down for 10 sec (ish) and switch  the
> machine off!
>         System Details:- Ubuntu 13-04 (Unity), 3gb RAM, 160gb HDD, (6gb
> Swap partition) INTEL graphics chip. (I also have XBMC & GNOME installed
> but not used when this problem presents itself!)
> Anyone had a similar thing? or any ideas??
> Pete

Hi Pete,

Do you have another machine that you can use when this happens? If you do,
then you might be able to SSH into your locked-up laptop to run some more
tests whilst the machine is actually "locked up".

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