I am using an hp pavillion zv5000 with an AMD Athlon
64. I have the SuSE
64 10.0 installed on this laptop. I have not been able to get it to
suspend to ram or disk. I have read three papers published in the open
suse web site and tried the suggestions there. I have edited the boot
options to add the S3 parameters. I have added shutdown in the sleep
file. I have tried all the suggestions found in those papers. The
results have not changed at all.
When I try to suspend to ram or disk a small window on the desktop
opens and returns "preparing to suspend". It goes through the process
and X11 goes down. This leaves me at a black screen with this
appearing in the upper left corner. "Stopping tasks: _" . The system
hangs there. It has done this since installed. None of the changes I
have made have had any effect on this outcome.
I really would like suspend to work on my laptop. Can anyone give me a
There is a web site dealing with the zv5000 series and its twin brother
(identical inside), the Presario R3000 series. This issue has been
repeatedly discussed there (as late as two weeks or so ago). I would
suggest that you visit that web site. Its URL is
Generally, there were issues with the earlier nVidia drivers preventing
successful resume. The newest nVidia driver, 1.0-8756, purports to have
resolved these issues. You may also need to patch the kernel as
described in http://suspend.sourceforge.net/
. Just about any laptop can
go into suspend, but resuming is where trouble starts because many ACPI
implementations are broken.
I have managed to do suspend to disk and resume successfully with SuSE's
kernel of the day 2.6.16, dated April 8, 2006 (with the nVidia drivers
loaded) by issuing, as root, 'echo disk > /sys/power/state'
instead of 'disk' will initiate suspend to RAM). I cannot resume
successfully with a newer kernel of the day. I have recompiled the DSDT
tables, as per SuSE's manual, but it made no difference (see my relevant
posting on the R3000 board).
Running 64-bit Linux on AMD64