Problems with suspend on a fresh install

Derek Broughton derek at
Tue Jan 27 21:00:01 UTC 2009

scar wrote:

> Marius Gedminas @ 08/06/2007 02:57 PM:
>> On Sun, Aug 05, 2007 at 12:05:14AM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> ime, the inspirons usually need a VBE POST to reset the display on
>>> resume. The simplest thing to do to check is Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to a
>>> console and
>>> log in, enter: vbetool post (but don't press return).  Hibernate/suspend
>>> and resume, ctrl-alt-f1 and hit enter.  If your display comes back,
>>> that's the problem.
>>> How you get the resume to do this automatically in Gnome, I couldn't
>>> tell you.
>> Edit /etc/default/acpi-support
> can you please provide more details?  where to edit?  what exactly to
> add?  i tried fiddling with this file and couldn't make any progress.
> i am using intrepid 8.10 now though, but, still, issuing the command
> "sudo vbetool post" indeed brings the display alive after resuming from
> suspend/hibernate.

Wow.  I really thought that had been fixed not too long after I wrote the 
post Marius dredged up.  

There should be a line in /etc/default/acpi-support "POST_VIDEO=".  Set it 
to "true" and/or uncomment it.

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