LM 16 cinnamon screen blanks and flickers

Entering sleep by losing the lid is an ACPI function

They appear to have changed things in 13.10 … I had a looksee in the 13.10 version of acpi-support and the changelog says it no longer controls the lid switch … it now appears to be controlled by lid.sh … but I’m not sure which package contains that in 13.10 or where the file is stored locally.

link showing the changelog:

So as I don’t have 13.10 installed on anything, we’ll have to “feel” our way through this a bit…

Can you install apt-file:

sudo apt-get install apt-file

sync it’s package lists with:

sudo apt-file update

then search for which package contains lid.sh with:

apt-file search lid.sh


apt-file search sleep.sh

and post the output (if there is any).

Also run:

sudo updatedb

then post the output from:

locate sleep.sh


locate lid.sh

I’m posting all results from your commands.
the last few did not produce anything.

keith@keith-Lenovo-G550 ~ $ sudo apt-get install apt-file
[sudo] password for keith:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
fonts-sil-andika gcompris-data libao-common libao4 libmikmod2 libportmidi0
libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-net1.2 libsdl-pango1 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libsmpeg0
python-pygame python-pysqlite2 python-sqlalchemy stellarium-data
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
curl libconfig-file-perl libcurl3 libregexp-assemble-perl
The following NEW packages will be installed
apt-file curl libconfig-file-perl libcurl3 libregexp-assemble-perl
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 445 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,282 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates/main libcurl3 i386 7.32.0-1ubuntu1.3 [200 kB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates/main curl i386 7.32.0-1ubuntu1.3 [127 kB]
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/universe libconfig-file-perl all 1.50-2 [10.1 kB]
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/universe libregexp-assemble-perl all 0.35-8 [81.2 kB]
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/universe apt-file all 2.5.2ubuntu1 [27.1 kB]
Fetched 445 kB in 1s (227 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package libcurl3:i386.
(Reading database … 157193 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libcurl3:i386 (from …/libcurl3_7.32.0-1ubuntu1.3_i386.deb) …
Selecting previously unselected package curl.
Unpacking curl (from …/curl_7.32.0-1ubuntu1.3_i386.deb) …
Selecting previously unselected package libconfig-file-perl.
Unpacking libconfig-file-perl (from …/libconfig-file-perl_1.50-2_all.deb) …
Selecting previously unselected package libregexp-assemble-perl.
Unpacking libregexp-assemble-perl (from …/libregexp-assemble-perl_0.35-8_all.deb) …
Selecting previously unselected package apt-file.
Unpacking apt-file (from …/apt-file_2.5.2ubuntu1_all.deb) …
Processing triggers for man-db …
Setting up libcurl3:i386 (7.32.0-1ubuntu1.3) …
Setting up curl (7.32.0-1ubuntu1.3) …
Setting up libconfig-file-perl (1.50-2) …
Setting up libregexp-assemble-perl (0.35-8) …
Setting up apt-file (2.5.2ubuntu1) …
The system-wide cache is empty. You may want to run ‘apt-file update’
as root to update the cache. You can also run ‘apt-file update’ as
normal user to use a cache in the user’s home directory.
Processing triggers for libc-bin …
keith@keith-Lenovo-G550 ~ $ sudo apt-file update
Ignoring source without Contents File:
Downloading complete file http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/petra/Contents-i386.gz
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 547k 100 547k 0 0 137k 0 0:00:03 0:00:03 --:–:-- 137k
Downloading complete file http://extra.linuxmint.com/dists/petra/Contents-i386.gz
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 197 100 197 0 0 575 0 --:–:-- --:–:-- --:–:-- 576
Downloading complete file http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/Contents-i386.gz
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 26.2M 100 26.2M 0 0 392k 0 0:01:08 0:01:08 --:–:-- 404k
Downloading complete file http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-updates/Contents-i386.gz
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 3794k 100 3794k 0 0 404k 0 0:00:09 0:00:09 --:–:-- 409k
Downloading complete file http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-security/Contents-i386.gz
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 2298k 100 2298k 0 0 310k 0 0:00:07 0:00:07 --:–:-- 287k
Ignoring source without Contents File:
keith@keith-Lenovo-G550 ~ $ apt-file search lid.sh
keith@keith-Lenovo-G550 ~ $ apt-file search sleep.sh
keith@keith-Lenovo-G550 ~ $ sudo updatedb
keith@keith-Lenovo-G550 ~ $ locate sleep.sh
keith@keith-Lenovo-G550 ~ $ locate lid.sh
keith@keith-Lenovo-G550 ~ $

You may have to leave this with me for a while … I need to do some homework on the changes in 13.10

May be a good idea to also post on the Mint forum ans ask how to apply the pm-suspend quirk to a lid close action in Mint 16

thanks for your help, so far Mark.

no rush, I can suspend through the terminal, in the short term. Or use my peppermint m/c :smiley:


Yeah … that’ll teach you to take the Pepper out of the Mint :wink:

I know there are some bugs around the suspend functions right now, but most of them are failure to resume, or unresponsive on resume. It seems to be a problem with Cinnamon’s power manager - if you boot into MATE (assuming you’ve still got it installed), do you encounter the same problems?

thanks for your reply chemicalfan.

no I do not have mate installed
this was laptop I bought on gumtree for £100 with win 7 as os (which has none of the resume problems)
on my netbook I have run peppermint since peppermint os2
but thought I would try a different distro, having better specs on this laptop. then after trying for a few months when both the LTS for both peppermint and cinnamon start, I would make my decision which to install.

surely if the bugs are known, shouldn’t they be addressed?
Or is it not that simple?
2 people have seen Cinnamon working and 1 is definitely installing, luckily this hasn’t put him off.

What has endeared them both to “this wonderful world of linux” is the help that is so kindly given.