( Also posted here: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=310656 )

MacBook problems with sleep/suspend using Ubuntu Edgy
Hey, all. Mucho thanks to Stefan D Swartz's excellent HowTo to get Edgy
running on my MacBook.

It works! Yay!

Now, I have a very strange problem, regarding Sleep (Suspend). The MacBook
goes into Sleep (or "Suspend to RAM") perfectly fine. A little
inconsistent sometimes, but it pretty much Just Works(TM).


I created a second user, and Sleep sotpped working!

Steps to recreate problem:

1) System->Administration->Users and Groups
2) Create user, username "fred", user id 1100

Now, try sleeping. Either right-click on the Gnome Power Manager icon and
choose "Suspend" or close the lid. Sleep no longer works!!

Steps to get Sleep working again:

1) Open terminal
2) sudo userdel -r fred

Might have to reboot, i dunno, (as in not confirmed), but after deleting
this second user, Sleep works again.

Can anyone else verify this problem?

I have actually reinstalled Edgy twice after losing the ability to Sleep
and I have kept fairly careful logs of things I've installed, assuming
that extra software might affect sleep (for example, the
"macbook-backlight-hal" package definitely does). But I was able to
confirm that no other extra software I installed affected Sleep.

Argh. So frustrating.

Okay, thanks. Later...

JDS | jeffrey@go.away.com
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