[xubuntu-users] Seeking help: computer wakes to dark screen

fred roller fredroller66 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 17:07:51 UTC 2017

As a wag, have you tried booting to live usb/cd and wake from suspend? Live
tends to run broader support and may shake some answers loose. Used to do
this when WiFi was shaky at first.

On Jan 21, 2017 9:41 AM, "Roger" <linux.rog at gmail.com> wrote:

> Take a look at RAM utilisation before jumping to buying more. It's rare to
> go over using 2 GB. LINUX is very good at utilizing RAM efficiently.
> On January 21, 2017 12:58:15 AM EST, JMZ <florentior at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Peter's tips on swap reminds me of another point.  2GB RAM is a bit
>> small, even for xubuntu.  Swap isn't really the same as RAM memory.
>> Generally speaking, it's a hard disk partition which emulates RAM memory
>> when the RAM is maxed out.  It's slow, and not as reliable as RAM memory.
>> I've never owned any Mac, but the new Macs are very similar to PC's
>> under the hood.  I'd get another 2GB of memory at least just to make
>> sure that you aren't relying on swap to keep your system running. RAM is
>> really cheap now compared to, say, 23 years ago ($20, $30?). I remember
>> buying _2 MB_ of PC RAM for $200 ($325 today) in the early 1990s!
>> Jordan
>>>  On 01/20/2017 01:44 PM, Joanna Hoyt wrote:
>>>>  I just installed 32-bit Xubuntu LTS 16.04 Xenial Xerus on a
>>>>  partition of my MacBook Pro 1,2 with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo
>>>>  processor and 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. The brightness is fine at
>>>>  startup and during use, but after sleep the screen is very dark;
>>>>  [...] I've also seen online posts from Xubuntu users with different
>>>>  hardware reporting the same problem.
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