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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint? [SOLVED]
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2015, 01:24:08 pm »
What does happen ? .. it appears to be waking but you get a black screen ?

How are you entering suspend ?

Yes, both our computers enter suspend, have a black screen, and then cannot be woken up.

We go to the End Session button, click it, and then choose and click the Suspend option.

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No, it never appears to be waking.

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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint?
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2015, 01:40:40 pm »
Try installing acpi-support:
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sudo apt-get install acpi-support
then REBOOT once (without going into suspend).

Then test suspend .. but you must have first rebooted.

if it still wakes to a blank screen .. give it say 60 seconds at the blank screen, then hit Ctrl+Alt+F3 .. did it drop to a text console ?

If so, what happens if you log on in text mode, then run:
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sudo service lightdm restart
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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint?
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2015, 01:50:28 pm »
PCNetSpec,

Nothing happens.  It's a black screen, and I have no terminal access when it's black.  I have to hit the computer's power button to boot up again.  After that, I log in.

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« Last Edit: December 05, 2015, 02:29:58 pm by perknh »
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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint?
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2015, 02:03:27 pm »
Not terminal .. console (by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F3 at the blank screen)

A lot of similar bug reports seem to suggest the problem isn't present in 15.04 .. so it might be worth installing the vivid LTS enablement stack:
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-core-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-vivid libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-vivid
then REBOOT.

Once rebooted, check you're booted to the 3.19 kernel with:
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uname -a
and if it says you're on the .19 kernel (not 3.16) ,, then test suspend/resume
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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint?
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2015, 02:21:37 pm »
Sorry, PCNetSpec, but nothing is different concerning Suspend.  The computer does not come back to life by moving the mouse, or touching some keys, or using Control + Alt + F3.  No changes.  I have to hit the computer's On/Off button to awaken the computer to log in.

Thank you  very much, PCNetSpec, for all your help here.

perknh

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I bet it's the computer, PCNetSpec.  It is an eight-year-old hummer, you know.  And, believe me, it does carry a tune! ;D
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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint?
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2015, 03:13:55 pm »
Erm .. isn't that what you're supposed to do to resume from suspend .. to hit the power button :-\

Have you looked in the BIOS for any settings to resume from suspend on keyboard/mouse activity.
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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint?
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2015, 03:26:17 pm »
Erm .. isn't that what you're supposed to do to resume from suspend .. to hit the power button :-\

Have you looked in the BIOS for any settings to resume from suspend on keyboard/mouse activity.

No, don't tell me this.  Ouch!  You mean this is how it supposed to be?  :-[

No, I never went into BIOS for this.

I will mark this problem solved --and limp away from this computer while I still can make a safe getaway!

I'm terribly sorry for putting you through all of this.

Thank you, PCNetSpec,

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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint? [SOLVED]
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2015, 04:13:54 pm »
When you suspend then hit the power button to resume, does it appear to boot much faster and leave you at the i3lock screen (circle with clock) ?
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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint? [SOLVED]
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2015, 04:46:04 pm »
Yes.  That's exactly what happens.  And please forgive me for having a Windows flashback when were addressing the topic of Suspend.

And, if I'm not driving you too nuts, PCNetSpec, the sensors command has now asked me if I have all necessary drivers for the 3.19 kernel.  The message made it sound as if I didn't.  :-\

I do usually install sensors, but from what I can tell, it is installed and not working.

I know if it's not one thing, it's another.

Sorry.

perknh

P.S.  I tried running  sudo sensors-detect, and said yes to everything, but it couldn't find any sensors within this computer.  This would mean the computer is telling me two conflicting statements.  One one hand I don't have the drivers necessary to make the sesors command function, but on the other hand the computer doesn't have the sensors to begin with --yet they appeared installed according to Synaptic Package Manager.

Anyway, thank you, PCNetSpec, for all of the help today.  Believe it or not, this computer is now working very well for being an eight year old computer.  But, it never would have made it if Windows Pro was still installed.  Without Peppermint, I would have had to return this computer to the seller from Ebay..

Thank you for everything today! ;)

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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint? [SOLVED]
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2015, 05:35:57 pm »
if it's not finding any sensors (which isn't particularly unusual), you may as well remove lm-sensors

did it find any sensors with the 3.16 kernel ?
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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint? [SOLVED]
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2015, 05:44:06 pm »
if it's not finding any sensors (which isn't particularly unusual), you may as well remove lmsensors.

did it find any sensors with the 3.16 kernel ?

I hadn't tried installing within 3.16.  It's usually one of the last things I remember to install.

But this is the message I get from Synaptic:

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No sensors found!
Make sure you loaded all the kernel drivers you need.
Try sensors-detect to find out which these are.

Just uninstall them that I do not have?  ;D

There done!  That package has been completely uninstalled!  ;)

Thank you, PCNetSpec.

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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint? [SOLVED]
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2015, 05:53:43 pm »
Yeah there's nothing untoward about not having any readable sensors .. it's quite normal, specially in desktops.

There's still be things like the CPU thermal cutout .. it's just not a readable sensor.
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Re: Old Computer Out, New Computer In --Now What Add To Peppermint?
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2015, 02:38:27 pm »
I would also add to the list: xubuntu-restricted-extras.  There're few additional bits and bobs.  If she likes videos, kodi is  a great idea.  You'll need to install it via a ppa.  Here's the site with instructions: Install Kodi 14 Stable (Formerly ‘XBMC’) in Ubuntu 14.04/12.04.   There are heaps of YouTube videos that'll show you how to install additional repos to make kodi really rock  ;).   Clementine is a must in my books.  Sure it's qt but it's so good, I'll overlook this fact.   For the conversion of audio files, soundconverter is a splendid choice.  You'll need to install lame to allow the conversion to mp3 file format.   For ripping CDs, asunder is a great choice.  For ripping videos from DVD, handbrake is the way to go.  cryptkeeper is great for encrypting stuff at a folder and file level.  It's a much better option than encrypting a whole /home partition IMHO.   Filezilla for easy and secure transfer of data from one machine to another.  Don't forget good ol' gparted too.  Remember to adjust the swappiness to something reasonable  like 5.  I can't think of anything else to add.  With everyone else's input, I think you're pretty much covered  ;).
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