Hibernation woes

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon May 5 14:18:09 UTC 2008

jack wallen wrote:

>> 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
>> in swap.
> i'll preface this by saying "I am not a developer." but is this the
> standard way to go about hibernation? i've yet to get hibernation to
> work in my everex laptop using gOS or Ubuntu. i know it doesn't work so
> i shut it down. i hate it but that's the way it is. but if it takes
> hibernation the same time as a reboot - why bother?

It doesn't.  The fewer services you start at boot time, the closer the
resume process will be to the boot process in time.

> hibernation/suspend is one of the achilles heels of linux and laptops
> right now. i realize it's very much to do with hardware makers but
> something has to give!

Actually, it isn't.  Suspend is supported by hardware makers only insofar as
they write their ACPI handlers to be able to trigger it.  The actual
suspend process is all handled in software.

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