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Thu May 8 18:35:05 UTC 2008
Pastor JW wrote:
> I have been following this thread for awhile and trying out the
> instuctions on
> my laptop. After clicking the hibernate icon, it does give a readout of
> some kind. Mine goes so fast I can't read it but it says something to the
> it can't find swap. But it goes ahead and hibernates, ...I think! If
> swap is needed perhaps what I think is hibernation is something else,
> although to get there I click the hibernate icon, like I said.
I'm not sure quite what's happening - but if it didn't hibernate, it
shouldn't turn off, and if it can't find a swap partition, it can't
hibernate, but see below.
>> derek at bella:~$ free
>> total used free shared buffers cached
>> Mem: 1025972 934844 91128 0 52 311512
>> -/+ buffers/cache: 623280 402692
>> Swap: 3004112 30280 2973832
>> If the number in the "used" column for Mem is GREATER than the number in
>> the "free" column for Swap, you need a bigger swap partition [and before
>> someone says how untrue that is, I know, it's just an approximation].
> For info, here is mine:
> dell-desktop:~$ free
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 2066040 494400 1571640 0 1588 136804
> -/+ buffers/cache: 356008 1710032
> Swap: 0 0 0
> So if hibernation needs swap, what is my laptop doing? It goes to a blank
> screen and to get back on, a pop-up come to request my password then it is
> just as it was before with all my open apps in place.
So it didn't shut down? Hibernate goes right to power-off. What seems to
have happened here is: it started to hibernate; turned on the screensaver
password; failed to hibernate; resumed - at which point you now have to
respond to the screensaver password (this is intentional so that somebody
else resuming your hibernated system would always need to provide a
You could try "sudo swapon -a" to see if that finds a swap partition at all,
otherwise you'll need to create one.
btw, I love your XFace icon :-)
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