how to debug broken hibernate?

Colin Brace cb at
Tue Jun 6 22:27:00 UTC 2006

On 6/6/06, Jaime Davila <jdavila at> wrote:

> Could you provide the contents of /var/log/acpid? Linux should be
> writing into that file every time it detects an acpi event, like
> sleeping/hibernating requests.

My swap partition is also /dev/hda5 so I added that to the #kopt line
in menu.lst, but for some reason hibernate still doesn't work.

Looking at /var/log/acpid, I don't see any hibernate events, only
occasionally "button/lid". Here is a section from it:

[Tue Jun  6 23:37:10 2006] starting up
[Tue Jun  6 23:37:10 2006] 54 rules loaded
[Tue Jun  6 23:37:18 2006] client connected from 4482[108:108]
[Tue Jun  6 23:37:18 2006] 1 client rule loaded
[Tue Jun  6 23:50:17 2006] exiting

I tried at that point to hibernate the laptop via the gnome logout
panel. The laptop appeared to hibernate (screen darkened, harddisk
activity for about thirty seconds, then the system turned itseof off),
but it never seems to restore properly.


  Colin Brace

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list