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Ubuntu 9.10 Dell Mini Suspend with SD Card

Ubuntu /usr/sbin/pm-suspend 9.10 SD Card umount

I always keep an SD memory card in my Dell Mini so that I can put whatever on it to save space on my solid-state. So, this morning, I have been installing Ubuntu 9.10 on my Dell Mini 9 and everything went better than ever, installation-wise. But, as soon as I closed the lid, the machine froze. Of course, like all Linux users, I pulled up Google for a fix, and found one:

Ubuntu 9.10 Get SD card path

Ubuntu 9.10 Get SD card path

I edited the /usr/sbin/pm-suspend script and before the script did anything, so right before the “# The rule here? Simplicity. I added,

umount /media/<SD Card Mount-point>

To find out the mount point (or path), just insert your SD card, find the pencil by the location bar in the file browser and copy the path it gives you.

Ubuntu 9.04 NR Suspend/SD Card Problem on Dell Mini 9

So, I decided to install Ubuntu 9.04 NR after starting my semester as a Computer Science Major, main reason, gcc. Plus, the Linux itch was getting to me, thought I’d give it a try again, give it another go.

But, right away, Ubuntu was running fine, of course with some of the usual drop in experience from XP: slow video, slow Firefox, etc. Even thought I still feel bad for grandma and still have no hope of her enjoying the Linux experience, I found a few tweaks to help:

But, other than that, Ubuntu is still not quite running well enough to give it even a B+, you get a C+. As we speak last.fm in Rhythmbox is skipping once in a while! But, that’s not what this post is about.

This is about when you close your lid on your Dell Mini 9, nothing comes up when you open it up except a cursor. After thinking for just a few hours, I figured it out, if you have an SD card in the slot, and sleep it, you are going to keep getting that. So, now, you have to remove the SD card before suspending the computer! Annoying, still wondering why I let the Linux itch get to me (as Last.fm keeps skipping and typing is freaking out, writing this post).


Fixed: I had recently tried installing Ubuntu UNR on the SD card and had not formatted it since. After formatting the card (FAT16), it sleeps! Check out http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=208980 on how to format your card.