Problem: Thinkpad T23 recently started pseudo hibernating when previously it worked before...

John Toliver john.toliver at
Thu Jan 8 20:35:24 UTC 2009

I discovered I can hibernate succesfully by pressing the "Fn" + "F12"
key.  Hope this helps someone.

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 19:46, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> On 11/07/2008 06:17 AM, John Toliver wrote:
>> I have recently started having problems with hibernation.  This is problem
>> doesn't occur each time I hibernate my machine but it has been happening
>> more frequently.  I will select the off button and the screen to select what
>> you wish to do comes up.  I select Hibernate and then the screen blanks and
>> the machine appears to be going into hibernation.  What has happened is
>> after about 30 seconds, or however long it takes to move 1GB of ram onto the
>> HDD, it will then popup the password box asking you to enter your
>> credentials before restoring the desktop.
>> If you can imagine a successful hibernation and poweroff, and then pressing
>> the powerbutton again and having the machine reboot and go to the "enter
>> password to wakeup" screen.  Now imagine the whole boot process being
>> skipped and it goes 1. click hibernate 2. screen blanks 3. lots of HDD
>> activity 4. enter password to wakeup"
>> This is really bad because unless you are expecting to fight with this, you
>> can be rushing, and expect that it will turn itself off and shove it in your
>> bag and go.  After 30-45 minutes of driving you arrive at your destination
>> with a warm brief case and almost dead battery.
>> Any help with this would be appreciated.
>> My System specs are:
>> Thinkpad T23
>> 1.13Ghz PIII
>> 1GB Ram
>> 40GB HDD
>> Hardy 2.6.24-19-generic
> No problems on A21M, T21, and T30's that I have.
> If it just recently started you might review any changes that you've
> made recently: updates, power-management etc.
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