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    Re: The Weirdest Bug I've Ever Had

    Yeah, that's really weird. I'm on an HP and there were a lot of programs with a dual boot of Vista and Ubuntu on this PC, I had to choose one, and I chose Ubuntu so yeah, I'm sure there's a way to figure it out, maybe someone else can help, but it could have something to do with the dual boot and HP.

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    Re: The Weirdest Bug I've Ever Had

    I believe your machine has in Intel video chipset.

    You might have a look here for some possible solutions:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/904

    and take a look at the Intel video regression section.

    You may have to boot in recovery mode and drop to the terminal to make any needed changes.

    By the way: The frequent problems encountered with hibernation, in particular, are often associated with the size of the swap partition. If it is less than the amount of RAM, the RAM state cannot be saved to disk (hibernation is often called "suspend to disk") and the state returned to the RAM on reactivation is garbage.
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    Re: The Weirdest Bug I've Ever Had

    Quote Originally Posted by regomodo View Post
    Suspend and hibernate don't work of course but that's usual for Linux.
    Uhhhm no, in fact it's not. Not anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by regomodo View Post
    However, if the laptop is turned on whilst on Battery nothing happens unless I repeatedly press the escape key ...

    [edit] I've just gone to turn off the laptop and it does a similar thing. I have to press escape at least once whilst the slider moves just to get it moving gain. Then it drops to a blank console and does nothing. Hit escape and the HDD powers down. Then the laptop sits there unresponsive so I have to power off it by holding the power button.
    Sounds to me like these two problems are related. Your Linux kernel is not recognizing the laptops power management correctly and hence it acts weird. In layman's terms: it can't sleep properly, but neither can it properly "wake up" and become active.

    According to my Google searches you're not the only one having troubles with the dv6500 .... In this thread one poster suggests using the "noapic" option:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=154203

    Other threads:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=845104
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=870575
    http://aldeby.org/blog/index.php/how...series-laptops

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    Re: The Weirdest Bug I've Ever Had

    Give karmic a go from a livecd.

    It might be better for your hardware.

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    Re: The Weirdest Bug I've Ever Had

    Quote Originally Posted by regomodo View Post
    About the suspending/hibernating. I've tried ubuntu hardy and jaunty on 5 different systems. Only a Thinkpad sort of works. The rest do not want to play ball. I have to live without sus/hib on my laptop ...
    Honestly, I haven't had that problem in ages. All the Compaq and HP laptops I ever had usually worked tip top with Linux. Right now I am typing this on my dv2108ea which I just woke up from suspend.

    Maybe the hardware in that laptop is too new? Another thing I'd try: a different Linux distro maybe?

    Did you ever try OpenSUSE? It's quite polished and does a very good job at hardware recognition. They also have a live CD which can used for installation. Or you go for their DVD release which contains everything + the kitchen sink.

    Other candidates with the reputation of having excellent hardware recognition would be Mandriva and Fedora ... Maybe you could try them as well?

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