random hibernate on Samsung X20

Laptop: Samsung X20 1730 II
SuSe 11.2
Powermanager: 2.28.0/2.28.2

Hi all,
I have above configuration and the system running fine for weeks. Since a few days I encounter random hibernation of my laptop. the shut down occurs almost always directly after initial boot. After wake up it works fine. Usually the system shuts down unforeseen and independent of the battery level. Hibernating always occurs when power manager switches of the monitor.

Downgrade to 2.28.0 partially helps but doesn’t solve. Anyone an idea?


If the powersave is controlling the screen, switch that feature off.

You didn’t say if this is gnome or kde

I presume it is gnome-power-manager 2.28.2 (and gnome-power-manager 2.28.0) and GNOME.

I have upgraded mine to gnome-power-manager 2.28.3 and changed the preferences with
right click on the battery symbol in the “Notification Area” on the panel

  • > Preferences (= Power Management Preferences)
  • > register “On AC Power” AND register “On Battery Power”
  • > under “When laptop is closed” I changed both times the preferences to “Blanc sceen” (instead of “Hibernate”)

I think this is related to a kernel bug/hardware bug:
See/compare with:
Linux 2.6.34-rc3 [LWN.net] :"“Eric Anholt (6):
drm/i915: Stop trying to use ACPI lid status to determine LVDS connection.”

Has the Samsung X20 II an intel graphic like mine (?X20 V?)?

If someone knows or thinks of a better solution - please post it.