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Offline dibl

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Sleep/Hibernate -- old POS hardware
« on: 2011/12/30, 20:37:28 »
So, as always, the first installation of a new distro goes on the crappiest old POS hardware in the house -- a Dell Dimension 4700 with upgraded memory and a very used WD740 hard drive that is even older than the computer:

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don@siductionbox:~$ inxi -v2
System:    Host: siductionbox Kernel: 3.1-6.towo.2-siduction-686 i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop KDE 4.7.2 Distro: siduction 11.1-rc One Step Beyond - kde-lite - (201112212155)
Machine:   System: Dell product: Dimension 4700
           Mobo: Dell model: 0DH682 Bios: Dell version: A10 date: 01/04/2006
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-UP-) clocked at 2992.497 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.11.2.902 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915G x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 7.11.2
Network:   Card: Intel 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller driver: e100
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 74.4GB (-) 1: WDC_WD740GD
Info:      Processes: 148 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 363.1/2016.6MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.27


I was surprised that the Intel 915G will even support KDE desktop effects, including "cube" and box switching -- it looks very nice!

And congratulations to towo for this kernel -- all hardware is recognized, and booting and running very smartly on this old stuff.

So, the only thing that doesn't work out of the box is the KDE sleep and hibernate.  Either one simply shuts down the computer, and upon powering it back up, it must do a complete boot.  It's not very important -- this is just a testbed, but is there a way to make it work on this rig?

Thank you, and congratulations to the siduction team.

EDIT: I should add "YES", I did provide a 2GB swap space:


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root@siductionbox:/home/don# blkid -c /dev/null -o list
device             fs_type  label     mount point            UUID
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/dev/sda1          ext4               /                      9607ec3b-d423-4da6-840b-c2bda9476ee7
/dev/sda2          swap               <swap>                 b21683d1-a69e-4331-a402-e04ea3e6cb5a
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RE: Sleep/Hibernate -- old POS hardware
« Reply #1 on: 2011/12/30, 20:55:21 »
if your machine has 2GB RAM and I believe that's the max for a dell 4700, you should set swap to say 3GB as it needs a bit more space to hold the contents of RAM plus some control information.

ACPI might not be quite well implemented on that machine and make sure the BIOS is at the latest rev too.

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Sleep/Hibernate -- old POS hardware
« Reply #2 on: 2011/12/31, 00:40:53 »
The BIOS is as updated as possible.

I expanded the swap space to 3GB.

I tried noapic and noacpi boot options.  None of these had any effect.  It does partially sleep -- the CPU and hard drive shut down and the screen goes black, but not off, and the CPU fan does not shut off.  So it is sitting there with the blinking indicator that it is in sleep mode, with the fan running, and the screen black with a white cursor remaining in the upper left corner.  I let it sit there for 20 minutes and it never went the rest of the way down.  Upon moving the mouse or hitting the spacebar, the drive and cpu wake up and the password prompt is presented to unlock the screen.  

So, I'll call it an "old hardware" issue and move on -- it is no deal killer by any means.
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Sleep/Hibernate -- old POS hardware
« Reply #3 on: 2011/12/31, 01:01:17 »
Usually desktops aren't meant to hibernate or sleep like laptops so its no big deal if it doesn't work. That machine isn't the best machine Dell made anyhow

My custom rig can sleep but not hibernate. When it resumes from suspend X gets rather sluggish and when coming from hibernation it hangs with a black screen

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Sleep/Hibernate -- old POS hardware
« Reply #4 on: 2011/12/31, 01:05:37 »
Quote from: "DeepDayze"
Usually desktops aren't meant to hibernate or sleep like laptops so its no big deal if it doesn't work. That machine isn't the best machine Dell made anyhow


That is very true.  I have been lucky at times with desktop hardware that would sleep, but my main Asus/Nvidia rig is too complex and it won't do it either.
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