I just recently purchase the Serval Professional (Serp6) laptop from System76. For the most part, everything has been smooth (aside from the issue with the 64-bit ATI drivers that was a problem with a change in the upstream kernel that the ATI PPA developers made a fix recently for). I am having a few issues I'd hope could be addressed:
1. The fans run constantly, even though the I'm running the CPU Freq Scaling applets on the panel and have it set to "On Demand" which clocks down the CPU's to 933 MHz (53% of full speed). Is there a way to get the fans to run less? On my previous System 76 Model (PanV3) the Fan would only run full on (where I could really hear it), when the CPU's were running full-out.
2. Suspend and Hibernate don't seem to work. There is some sort of error about disconnecting from USB and it never fully hibernates. Any ideas what the problem might be?
3. The touch-pad is kinda hokey. I looked into it and the model that is installed does not support side/bottom vertical/horizontal scrolling. Instead, it has some kind of weird tap the corners thing to scroll vertically. Is there any way to improve this situation to have better functionality out of the touch-pad?
Any help on these issues would be greatly appreciated.
****** SOLVED THE HIBERNATE ISSUE / Touch Pad issue was misunderstanding how the Syntellic Touchpad worked, Fan issue solved (see responses in this thread *******
I've manged to solve my Hibernate problem finally. I did not follow your advice as I did not have time that I could afford to fiddling with it and the specific advice you were giving didn't seem to make sense to me (sorry).
That being said, I finaly got some time to spend on it and started googling around. I felt that the problem was somehow related to the size of my swap partition. I was thinking that maybe it needed to be block aligned or something like that (it was confirmed to be significantly large than RAM, so should have been sufficient for hibernate to work properly).
Googling around led me to this article (referencing Ubuntu 8.04) that seemed relevanthttp://kerneltrap.org/node/22793,
This seemed to make sense and so I did the following:
** 1. edited /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume to have the same UUID as the UUID for my swap partition from /etc/fstab
** 2. ran the following command (as described in the above article):*sudo update-initramfs -u
I then clicked the "Hibernate" option and waited for the system to hibernate and power off. I then booted up and everything came back correctly from hibernate. Problem solved, YAY!
Now, this happened because I resized the hibernate partition (made it bigger) by booting with live CD and resizing partitions because I thought that was why hibernate wasn't working originally (when I first bought this laptop from you); however, going back and reviewing the forums and my e-mails to you, I can see that at around the same time, you fixed an issue with the System76 drivers that fixed the hibernate issue. Unfortunately, because I had resized the swap partition myself trying to fix the issue, once your driver was fixed I was still broken (because the partition resize changed the UUID of the swap partition). I knew to update the UUID in /etc/fstab, but, I had never heard of this /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume configuration.
Well, so that is the whole story. Hope this helps other customers you may have that may be experiencing a similar issue. If nothing else, it might be something worth adding to the knowledge base.
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