on the previous version LM 16 cinnamon, I had black out problems when I opened the laptop lid from suspend,
I’ve installed the latest release LTS 17 and all these problems have gone and it runs really well, except for one small problem.
When I resume by lifting the lid I get a box asking for authentication to log on to wi-fi, if i click on connect the box keeps reappearing,and it does not connect, if I click on cancel I can then click on the network manager icon on the panel bar, click on my wi-fi address and it connects.
I’ve tried to post a screen shot but the file is too large.
any help welcomed.
What’s the box expecting ? … your Mint password or your wireless key ?
If it’s your Mint password…
Enter NetworkManager and select to edit your wireless connection … make sure “All users may connect to this network” is ticked.
Are you using auto login ?
screenshot should be attatched
i’ll try the screenshot again.
BTW thanks for replying
a bit more info
when I’ve cancelled the box and click on network manager, I only have to tap on my address, and it connects , i do not have to input my key .
clear the boxes
All users may connect to this network
and on the Wireless Security tab … remove the password
SAVE the settings.
go back into NetworkManager
re-tick those 2 boxes
and on the Wireless Security tab … enter your wireless key
SAVE the settings
Sounds like it might be a bug somewhere in Cinnamon’s settings, but a bug report affecting Mint 16 - https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1318893 - suggests that it might be a more global issue…
I’d be tempted to wait until final release to see if that issue is ironed out (I haven’t jumped yet, I’ve never really trusted RCs)
tried but with no success
I think your right, in mint 16 there were issues from resume, but I’m not qualified (plain stupid) to understand.
But if there was a bug, surely i would have thought it would have been sorted b4 the release of 17.
I can live with it for a while and then try peppermint 5 when it comes out to see how that works on this laptop.
just in case anyone’s interested
because of something chemicalfan said in an earlier post, I decided to ditch cinnamon and install linux mint 17 mate.
that was over a week ago and I’m pleased to say I’ve had no problems at all.
So its strange one version has problems which the other doesn’t.
Weird, must be a bug in Cinnamon’s power management then. Power management bugs are a nightmare to investigate, as they can be very hardware specific, but I’m aware of an old Cinnamon bug which originated from a bad port of Gnome’s power management. I thought that had been resolved, but like I said, power management bugs are a right pain to fix sometimes.