Comment 33 for bug 1161962

Kamal Mostafa (kamalmostafa) wrote :

Folks, I've prepared a test kernel which we hope will address the problem of spontaneous wake-up from suspend relating to Intel Smart Connect. If you are experiencing the problem, or if you have previously experienced it, please help us test the fix by doing the following:

1. If necessary, restore any BIOS or Windows settings necessary to make the problem occur
2. Verify that the problem does actually occur.
3. In a terminal window, run 'uname -a' and note your current kernel version. Determine whether you're running a "3.8" or a "3.5" kernel.
4. Download the set of four linux*.deb packages, for either the 3.8 or the 3.5 test kernel, depending on step 3:
        http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kamal/x-smartconnect/v3.8/
          -OR-
        http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kamal/x-smartconnect/v3.5/
5. In a terminal window, cd to the directory where you saved the linux*.deb files (perhaps ~/Downloads/) then install the packages as follows:
        sudo dpkg -i linux*.deb
6. Reboot your system.
7. In a terminal window, run 'dmesg | grep smart_connect' and note the output. If you see "Disabling Intel Smart Connect", then then the test fix has activated and the spontaneous wake problem should be fixed. However, if you see "AOS was already (something)" then the fix didn't activate because Smart Connect apparently wasn't enabled. (If you see neither of those messages, please report that).
8. Finally, test whether the spontaneous-wake problem is fixed or if it still occurs.

Whether it works or doesn't work, please report your results here, including:
  - your laptop model
  - which test kernel version you installed (v3.8 or v3.5), and whether it fixes the problem
  - (if it doesn't fix it) what output you get from the dmesg command in step 7

(Extra note for Dell XPS13 users: Both of the test kernel versions also include the XPS13-backlight fix, so the test kernels are suitable as temporary replacements for the Sputnik PPA kernels).

Thanks in advance for your help with this testing.