[Novalug] Dell Poweredge SC1420 "Sleep Problem"
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Fri Dec 18 02:03:17 EST 2009
On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 11:34:02AM -0600, Beartooth wrote:
> "Your computer failed to suspend. Check the help file for
> common problems."
> "Visit quirk website."
> I have no faintest intimation *what* help file might be
> worth a tinker's dam, of whatever clay.
Suspend is part of "power management". Using gnome, when I go to
the "System" menu and select "help and support", I can ask to search
for "suspend" and come up with several possibilities. The first
is a good possibility, "Gnome Power Management Manual: suspend failure".
> But the button, which tries to launch a browser, points
> at http:// people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/quirk/ -- which has
> failed a couple dozen times with at least half a dozen browsers.
> What's more, so have all attempts to truncate that URL
> and navigate from there.
This simple truncation http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient
worked for me. Hugh Sient still has an presence on freedesktop.org,
including things on Fedora 11&12. But I don't see anything on "quirk".
> Nor do I know more than the spelling of "suspend,"
> "sleep," "hibernate," nor any synonym in a computer sense. The
> contexts in which I have encountered them have referred to
> laptops, which I hardly ever use.
Again, part of "Power Management". Some like to suspend or hibernate
their system when it is inactive. Compared to power-down, this allows
faster restart and retains their working session.
> What the blinking blue blazes is going on here? Nothing
> short of the reset button ever does much good, and that may have
> any of several results, unpredictably, afaict. It may bring up
> the display I had last, or a reboot, or things in between.
Check if your power management settings (System -> Preferences ->
power management) might be suspending under some conditions.
> The machine, however, contains stuff I would be glad to
> save; it's the same one that has failed endlessly to upgrade from
> F11 to F12, by any means short of a fresh install. I'll start
> copying things to media tomorrow, if not today ....
> Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
> Remember I know little (precious little!) of where up is.
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