I've spent over a week trying to fix this and am at the end of my wits.
Had a Linux mint install kernel 3.6.xx X86. Had to update because my daughter plays Starbound and the release is X86/64 only (go figure)
Well this is were it gets frustrating, the laptop is an Asus M50VM with Nvidia graphics.
Installed Ubuntu gnome 16.04 ... the system locks solid when idle and on lock screen. Cannot drop to tts, have to force shutdown. Same again with Ubuntu 14.04. I have it running with Ubuntu gnome 16.04 using grub defaults for intel_idle.max_cstate=1 and this works as long as the machine isn't left idle for too long.
Laptop has lasted BIOS available. I know there is a regression issue with certain processors that hasn't been fixed yet.
Will it get fixed at some point?
Is there anything I can do in the meantime that will prevent the laptop from freezing when idle/suspend?
Do I need to use a pre Linux 4 kernel distro?
Cheers.submitted by /u/moipersoin
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Ubuntu has a certification program
Listed there are ~350 Dell laptops, among other brands. The vast majority of them are listed as "Pre-installed by manufacturer".
I sometimes run across posts like this, where people say they have a Dell laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled.
Yet if I go on Dell's website and run an order... there is never an option for Ubuntu, only Windows. The only Dell laptop I know of that has Ubuntu preinstalled is the XPS 13 Developer Edition.
How does this work? Is this only available to businesses, and not consumers? And can it be assumed that if a laptop model is listed on Ubuntu's certification, then everything should work with an LTS release?submitted by /u/NessInOnett
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