Laptop screen stays off when it is switched on from suspend

Asked by Saad Ahmed on 2012-05-17

I have recently installed 12.04 on my laptop. i have an emachines e644 laptop. 320gb hdd, 3gb ram and an amd dual core processor, 64bit. The laptop goes into suspend just fine, but when i boot it back up, the lights go on and the fan etc go on, but the laptop screen stays off. Can you please help. i have installed ubuntu after formatting my 320gb hard drive. and also i do not have a hibernate option, can you please tell me why!?

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Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a


Saad Ahmed (saad-ahmed-2710) said : #2

The output actionaparsnip is "The program 'udo' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install udo"

should i install it?

Read the command I gave, then think......

Saad Ahmed (saad-ahmed-2710) said : #4

       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310]
       vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
       resources: irq:42 memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:4000(size=256) memory:d

now what?


And the rest of the command I gave:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


Saad Ahmed (saad-ahmed-2710) said : #6

Can you please stop being a little smart arse, i am new to ubuntu and if you aren't willing to elaborate on things then please just fuck off, am pretty sure a can get help from elsewhere

I asked for the output of a command, first you miscopied the command, then the second try you only ran part of it so I am requesting the bit you missed. If you copy and paste the command I gave in FULL and ran it we'd be progressing by now, but we aren't. Please run the command I gave in #5 and provide the output.


Saad Ahmed (saad-ahmed-2710) said : #8

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux saad-eME644 3.2.0-24-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 08:43:22 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

thats what i get after doing the command in #5

Can you give the output of:

sudo fdisk -l

I may have found a fix. Suspend is a PAIN to get working if it doesn't work out of the box, it will take a lot of head banging and is not worth it.


Saad Ahmed (saad-ahmed-2710) said : #10

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000778df

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 619417599 309707776 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 619419646 625141759 2861057 5 Extended
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda5 619419648 625141759 2861056 82 Linux swap / Solaris

so what now

All I could find is this:

Which is for a different eMachines but may help. Seems the boot option:

acpi_os_name="Microsoft Windows XP" resume=/dev/sda5 nmi_watchdog=0

Is what you need. If that doesn't work than I have no idea. I've searched all over. I've not seen too many success stories with eMachines tbh.

Saad Ahmed (saad-ahmed-2710) said : #12

well i appreciate your help, thanks a lot, sorry if a offended you earlier!

Its cool :)

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