paulatgm at gmail.com
Mon May 5 12:38:55 UTC 2008
Keith Clark said the following on 05/04/2008 11:12 PM:
> I just tried to put my desktop computer into hibernation by pressing the
> half moon key as I would have done in XP. All seemed well, as the
> computer shut itself down in a matter of 10-15 seconds.
It takes about 40 sec's here .. the time is required to copy all the
information on open programs onto a file in your swap.
> Then, I tried to restart it by hitting the power button, like I would
> have done in XP. Well, the system churned away and churned away. The
> cursor would respond erratically. Finally a password window came up and
> I entered my password. It accepted it and a black screen came up. All
> this time the hard drive is going crazy with activity. This went on for
> about 15 minutes when I finally shut it down and restarted it.
It takes about the same time as a reboot. When it comes up the
(k)ubuntu splash screen progress bar freezes and disk activity is
constant because it's reading and starting all the app's from the file
> What was going on here? Does hibernation work? I thought it would be a
> faster way compared to the shut down and reboot option.
I don't think it's faster, but yes, it works "most" of the time here. I
can't get repeated hibernations with compiz, so compiz is off for now
(Menu => Appearance => Desktop Effects => none).
It also depends on which video card you have and which driver.
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