Error in hibernate script

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Mon Sep 11 16:38:29 UTC 2006

When running /etc/acpi/, I get the following, although I 
don;t think it happens every time.

$ sudo /etc/acpi/
  * Shutting down ALSA... 
   [ ok ]
/etc/acpi/ line 28: echo: write error: Cannot allocate memory
Laptop mode disabled, not active.
Function not supported
Calling INT 0x15 (F000:F859)
  EAX is 0x5F65
  * Setting up ALSA... 
   [ ok ]
grep: /proc/acpi/fan/*/state: No such file or directory
xscreensaver-command: not active: idle timer reset.


Line 28 of the script is:

echo -n "disk" >/sys/power/state

The result is that the machine does not hibernate, but just returns to 
normal operation.

This is a Dell Latitude C.400 laptop running Xubuntu 6.06.1 with all 
available updates.

Any ideas anyone, or is it a bug? I've seen a posting with a similar 
problem but in that case the user had no swap file. I have a swap file 
that is twice as big as physical memory.

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