how to debug broken hibernate?

Jaime Davila jdavila at
Tue Jun 6 23:02:14 UTC 2006

Colin Brace wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks...

What do you have on the acpid log file after that? In my system that 
file is kept form one boot up to the next.


Jaime J. Davila
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Hampshire College
School of Cognitive Science
jdavila at hampshire dot edu

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