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Thread: Thinkpad suspend issue: battery turns on; can't resume; must do hard reboot

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Thinkpad suspend issue: battery turns on; can't resume; must do hard reboot

    Using ThinkPad T430s, Ubuntu 12.10 with latest updates:

    This started happening about a month ago. Suspend/resume was working fine but now is a problem ~50% of the time. I shut the lid and it suspends, but frequently one of two things happens:

    1. The battery light stays on. The machine won't resume from Suspend. Have to reboot by holding down the startup button until it shuts off completely.

    2. Sometimes immediately, but often after some time passes, the battery comes back on. Computer (especially as it's usually in a carrying case by then) gets very hot. Same inability to resume, and forced reboot.

    At this point I don't dare use suspend. I shut it down entirely.

    Here's what I sent to Ubuntu Bugs, which asked me to try an "upstream kernel" -- but the instructions were above my technical level; no other suggestions there.

    ProblemType: Bug
    DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
    Package: linux-image-3.5.0-26-generic 3.5.0-26.42
    ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-26.42-generic
    Uname: Linux 3.5.0-26-generic i686
    ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10
    Architecture: i386
    /dev/snd/controlC0: dsg 2496 F.... pulseaudio
    Date: Tue Mar 26 20:19:22 2013
    HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=022dee23-37cf-4d1c-b948-71107feb2ffa
    InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-28 (88 days ago)
    InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.2)
    MachineType: LENOVO 2352CTO
    MarkForUpload: True
    PATH=(custom, no user)
    ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
    ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.5.0-26-generic root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu-root ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
    linux-restricted-modules-3.5.0-26-generic N/A
    linux-backports-modules-3.5.0-26-generic N/A
    linux-firmware 1.95
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: no
    SourcePackage: linux
    UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 11/12/2012
    dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
    dmi.bios.version: G7ET63WW (2.05 )
    dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available 2352CTO
    dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
    dmi.board.version: Not Defined
    dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
    dmi.chassis.type: 10
    dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
    dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
    dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrG7ET63WW(2.05):bd11/12/2012:svnLENOVOn2352CTOvrThinkPadT430s:rvnLENOVO:rn2352CTO:rvrNotDefined: cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable: 2352CTO
    dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T430s
    dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    West Hills CA
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Thinkpad suspend issue: battery turns on; can't resume; must do hard reboot

    So it used to work fine and now it doesn't work? How long was it working normally? Have you updated the BIOS recently? If not, look for a BIOS update and see if that fixes the problem. It sounds more like a hardware problem than a kernel one. Did you perform a kernel update a month ago that you could correlate to this issue? You should have older kernels in your GRUB menu. Try booting into an older kernel and see if it behaves the same. That is why the older kernels are kept around.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    Re: Thinkpad suspend issue: battery turns on; can't resume; must do hard reboot

    Just wanted to let you know I'm having the same problem, same machine (love my T430s otherwise). I'll try the above when I have a chance and let you know how it goes.

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