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Month: November 2012

Re: [trinity-users] hibernate/resume problem: usb drives.

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:20:19 -0500 (EST)
On Tue, 13 Nov 2012, David Hare wrote:

> On 11/11/12 23:41, Felmon Davis wrote:
>> greetings!
>> I have installed David Hare's exe package on a new-ish Acer Aspire
>> 725-0802 with AMD dual-core processor. I had some hiccups but things
>> seem settled for the most part though I'm not through quite yet!
>> anyway, I got hibernate/resume to work, almost. it resumes nicely except
>> for the usb drives.
>> what definitely doesn't reload is xhci. there apparently is a usb 3.0
>> port here and I can't figure out how to get it to wake up automagically
>> after hibernate. dmesg says something about 'timeout while waiting for a
>> slot' with respect to xhci_hcd.
>> I have wrestled things to a certain point where if I resume and run the
>> following, I get a port:
>> sudo /sbin/modprobe -r xhci
>> sudo /sbin/modprobe xhci
>> so either I would like to do without this expedient or I would like to
>> get resume to run it for me.
>> to get suspend working, I set up the disk to resume in initramifs and in
>> fstab. I don't have any other suspend tools installed to my knowledge.
>> I am also uneasy with this setup because it doesn't seem like safe
>> practices; I think the kernel is complaining about missing pages. not
>> sure of this yet.
>> F.
> Exegnu is straight Debian Squeeze, built from a clean debootstrap, with a 
> stock Debian kernel, with (not the entire metapackage) TDE installed. No core 
> stuff is altered from Squeeze. Whatever your DE, that is unlikely to cause 
> hibernate/resume issues.
> A quick look through the search engines shows others with similar problems, 
> e.g. :
> Most likely this is neither a bug from Exe nor TDE  I have nothing that new 
> here to test that (and never actually used hibernate/resume) Squeeze is ~2 
> years old now, wheezy is coming soon
> Have you tried the latest kernel from squeeze-backports? 
> firmware-linux-nonfree installed?
> David

sorry, right. wrong place to seek for the problem.

to answer your questions: I don't have backports or non-free 
installed. will look into it. wanted to avoid doing a kernel but that 
is looking more and more like the way to go.

I have it working now, even running my modprobe script on resume but 
that's a kludge plus there are disturbing messages coming out of 

thanks for the reply.


Felmon Davis

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