[NBLUG/talk] Ubuntu / eee Box can't get out of hibernation

Dave Sisley dsisley at sonic.net
Sat Nov 21 22:19:49 PST 2009

Michael -

You were right about removing the battery.  It was, however, an enormous 
pain in the ass.  The good news is that I only broke 2 plastic tabs, 
only had 4 extra screws left over, and after unplugging the battery for 
20 minutes (for good measure), I was able to boot into the machine again.

Those eee boxes are not meant to be opened. 

I will never ever suspend or hibernate this machine again, as god is my 


Michael Dooley wrote:


My best guess is that you can force a reboot by removing all power 
sources. This usually entails popping out the battery. Hopefully the eee 
Box allows this without too much disassembly.

Good luck -

> Dave Sisley wrote:
>> Hey:
>> I am running Ubuntu 9.04 (Netbook Remix) on an eee Box  (1006, I 
>> think).  It originally came with XP, but I installed Ubuntu over that 
>> (not dual boot).
>> It's been running great for a couple of months now, but I had the 
>> brilliant idea of putting it into hibernation yesterday - and I can't 
>> get the damn thing to wake back up.
>> All I see is splash screen that says 'eee Box'.  I have tried a hard 
>> (power button)  reboot, but I end up in the same place.  I don't even 
>> get  a chance to edit the bios settings or anything.  It's not really 
>> booting, I guess, because it thinks it is in hibernation.
>> It's almost like it's waiting for input from the keyboard, but I can't 
>> talk to it.  We have a wireless bluetooth mouse and keyboard attached, 
>> which seem to be off.  I have attached a usb keyboard to the box, but it 
>> doesn't light up (caplocks, etc.).  It's like this box is in a coma!
>> I'd appreciate any clues anyone could offer as to how to either send the 
>> box a signal to wake itself back up, or alternatively how I can force it 
>> to reboot.  I have tried unplugging the power cable for a few minutes, 
>> but that doesn't help.  I also tried attaching a cd drive with a Live CD 
>> in it, but since it's not really booting, it doesn't boot the disk.
>> Thanks.
>> -dave.

Dave Sisley
dsisley at sonic.net

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