Fix Samsung n230 n150 nc10 n148 and others not resuming from suspend in 10.10

It appears to be a regression in the Maverick (and Natty alpha) kernel… it was fine in Lucid.

Try adding:

intel_idle.max_cstate=0

as a kernel boot parameter.

BE AWARE - When using intel_idle.max_cstate=0 keep an eye on whether your netbook is getting hot during suspend… if it is… try a cstate with a higher value such as intel_idle.max_cstate=3 … See below for explanation.

Further info:

Comments #115 onwards.

Instructions

1.) Edit the /etc/default/grub file… in a terminal enter:

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

2.) Find the line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash”
and change it to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash intel_idle.max_cstate=0”

3.) Save and exit gedit.

4.) Now update GRUB… back in the terminal enter:

sudo update-grub

5.) Reboot.

Also read comment #129 (onwards) on the above link.
for other working cstate options.

Some people say the following cstates work:

intel_idle.max_cstate=0
intel_idle.max_cstate=1
intel_idle.max_cstate=2
intel_idle.max_cstate=3

For an explanation of CSTATE’s, and why higher is usually better for battery life… see here:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/611

[EDIT]
It would be VERY helpful for future readers if people would post which cstates work for which Samsung models… TIA :slight_smile: