Sunday, 12 October 2014
A blast from the past - suspend and resume in Ubuntu Linux
It has been a rather long while since I last blogged about the fun involved in getting Ubuntu Linux to successfully suspend and, more importantly, resume on an IBM Thinkpad.
Lookng back it was just soooo 2011: -
Ubuntu 10.10 on Lenovo Thinkpad W500 - Problems with Suspend
and 2010: -
and then 2009: -
I inherited a Lenovo Thinkpad W510 when one of my colleagues left IBM, and it's been sitting in a cupboard for a few months now.
However, I pulled it out of the cupboard a few weeks back and installed Linux onto it ( first OpenSuSE 13.1 and then, on Friday, Ubuntu 14.04 ).
However, I did find that the laptop would fail to resume after a suspend ( typically initiated by my closing the lid ).
I dug into it a bit yesterday, and found the following: -
Xorg crashed with SIGABRT
which gave me a few pointers.
I dug around online, and found a suggestion to switch video drivers ( I have a nVidia GT216GLM ( aka Quadro FX 880M ) card in the W510 ).
This is what I had: -
and this is to what I moved: -
Having made the change, suspend and resume are, at least for now, working perfectly, which is nice ;-)
Even better, I'm running a Windows Server 2008 VM under VMware Workstation 10.1, which also recovers nicely after the resume.