Laptop Suspends, but doesn't un-suspend

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Laptop Suspends, but doesn't un-suspend

Postby JamesBoard » 2013/01/21 18:46:58


I installed CentOS 6.3 on a Dell Inspiron laptop which is about 2.5 years old. Things mostly work, except for Power Suspends. When I click 'Suspend' from the 'Shut Down' Menu, the laptop seems to suspend okay, but then I can't un-suspend. I tried pressing the power button, or moving the mouse, but nothing happened. I eventually held the power button long enough for it to reboot. Am I doing something wrong? How can I get the laptop to wakeup after the suspend?

Thank you

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Re: Laptop Suspends, but doesn't un-suspend

Postby YBellefeuille » 2013/01/21 23:30:01

Unfortunately, this isn't an unusual problem with laptops. See if your specific model is listed at , or search for information on using it with Linux.