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I have freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10. When I suspend my system, (a Dell Inspiron N5010) and try to start it again, it just shows a lit up black screen.

Please somebody help because as it is there is no option for sleep. So you can't save your work and turn off the laptop.

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closed as off topic by Bruno Pereira Mar 3 '12 at 1:14

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This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. – Bruno Pereira Mar 3 '12 at 1:14

You can try play around with pm-suspend utility, look what's the hardware shipped with your computer and then man pm-suspend for tips & tricks on suspending with your hardware configuration.

Once you found the right combination you may try editing suspend script and customize it to your needs.

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I accidentally removed the whole pm-utils package and now can't login to the system.Any help on that? – Anant Gupta Oct 28 '11 at 10:30

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