View Full Version : [ubuntu] suspend problem with MBA2,1

February 10th, 2009, 10:53 PM

I've managed to install 8.10 on my air2,1 (nvidia graphics)
The main problem is with suspend to ram.
After upgrading gnome power manager from ppa repos, the system suspends OK when I close the lid, but It seems to wake up "by itself", without any action :confused:
It stays in suspend state for a variable amount of time, and I'm not able to guess what triggers the waking up...

Many thanks for any help,


February 11th, 2009, 08:15 AM
I had flaky suspend experience caused by the "sky2" module. I'm told that the MBA is similar hardware to MBP 4,1, so maybe this applies in your case. You can try unloading sky2 module on suspend, by adding the line

to the file /etc/pm/config.d/00sleep_module. See this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1058687) for further details.

February 11th, 2009, 11:15 AM
Hi, and thanks for your answer,

BTW, the sky2 module is not loaded in the MBA (no NIC). Checked with lsmod.
By checking dmesg output, the "auto wakeup" issue seems to be related to ACPI:
Before suspending, ohci module says things about "wake up capabilities enabled by acpi", so it seems like default ACPI wakeup options are not OK.

One more detail (I'm not sure about that...): it seems that the waking up is triggered by "shaking" the MBA (quick upside down and back) :confused:


February 11th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Some news:

I'm pretty sure the wakeup event comes from usb.
So, I'll try to blacklist ohci_hcd :P


February 11th, 2009, 01:41 PM
It works!


I know this is a very ugly workaround, but it does the job :)


September 26th, 2009, 01:16 AM
would this be the case even if no usb devices were currently plugged in?