Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Apr 2012 20:58 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Canonical team has released Ubuntu 12.04 - a new long term support release. The biggest new feature is the HUD, an addition to the traditional application menu system, where you can search for the actions you want to perform instead of having to hunt for them in menus. Unity overall has been improved, and I must say that even though this new release is simply not at all ready for Asus ZenBooks, Unity runs perfectly well on it, and to my own shock and surprise, I'm slowly warming up to it. It's starting to make sense, it looks nice (especially after some custom tweaking), has become a lot more configurable, and it's really, really, really fast.
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RE: sleep/hibernate ?
by Dave_K on Fri 27th Apr 2012 13:13 UTC in reply to "sleep/hibernate ?"
Dave_K
Member since:
2005-11-16

It was primarily sleep/hibernate issues that drove me back to Windows on my Thinkpad.

After a weekend spent struggling to get Linux working properly, with no solution in sight, it was quicker and easier to install XP to get a fully working system.

A shame, as I genuinely would prefer to be running Linux Mint on it.

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RE[2]: sleep/hibernate ?
by diegoviola on Fri 27th Apr 2012 16:58 in reply to "RE: sleep/hibernate ?"
diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

It was primarily sleep/hibernate issues that drove me back to Windows on my Thinkpad.

After a weekend spent struggling to get Linux working properly, with no solution in sight, it was quicker and easier to install XP to get a fully working system.

A shame, as I genuinely would prefer to be running Linux Mint on it.


Strange, I've never had problems with suspend/hibernate/resume on Linux.

My computers are: ThinkPad T510 and a bunch of desktops with ASUS motherboards (P5P41T-LE, etc).

I suggest you file bug reports to: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/ if you are still struggling with suspend/hibernate problems.

Also, ask/pressure your hardware manufacturers to contribute back fixes as well.

Edited 2012-04-27 16:59 UTC

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RE[2]: sleep/hibernate ?
by TomF on Fri 27th Apr 2012 21:25 in reply to "RE: sleep/hibernate ?"
TomF Member since:
2010-01-22

thanks for all the supportive remarks - really appreciated. It was indeed a retorical question as the actual issue is already logged as a bug... except that no one is interested in fixing it (Lenovo business laptop) ... and yes, I wish I could do it myself :/

Tom UK

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RE[3]: sleep/hibernate ?
by diegoviola on Fri 27th Apr 2012 22:38 in reply to "RE[2]: sleep/hibernate ?"
diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

thanks for all the supportive remarks - really appreciated. It was indeed a retorical question as the actual issue is already logged as a bug... except that no one is interested in fixing it (Lenovo business laptop) ... and yes, I wish I could do it myself :/

Tom UK


Try upgrading your kernel to the latest 3.3.x.

A lot of ACPI patches went to Linux 3.3 and it fixed some ACPI issues I had with my Lenovo ThinkPad T510. I've seen also that some other users reported success with 3.3 and ACPI on their ThinkPad laptops.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA0NDE
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36132

Please upgrade your kernel to the latest 3.3.x, test your suspend/hibernate and report back your results.

The latest kernel on Ubuntu 12.04 is 3.2.0 and this version seems to have some issues with ACPI on ThinkPads. At least from my experience.

Linux 3.3.x fixed all this for me.

Edited 2012-04-27 22:49 UTC

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RE[2]: sleep/hibernate ?
by diegoviola on Fri 27th Apr 2012 23:09 in reply to "RE: sleep/hibernate ?"
diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

It was primarily sleep/hibernate issues that drove me back to Windows on my Thinkpad.

After a weekend spent struggling to get Linux working properly, with no solution in sight, it was quicker and easier to install XP to get a fully working system.

A shame, as I genuinely would prefer to be running Linux Mint on it.


Hi Dave,

please see my response to TomF below, I would recommend that you upgrade your kernel to the latest 3.3.x as a lot of ACPI patches went to 3.3.x.

Linux 3.3.x also fixed some ACPI issues I had with shutdown/reboot on my ThinkPad laptop, perhaps the latest kernel will fix things for you too.

It's also recommended that you always try the latest kernel version before reporting issues.

If your problem persists with the latest kernel I recommend you take some time and report the issue to: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/

Please try suspend/hibernate with the latest kernel and report things back.

Thanks.

Edited 2012-04-27 23:10 UTC

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