[xubuntu-users] hibernation in Xubuntu 17.04

Mike Miller mbmiller+l at gmail.com
Sat Jul 1 01:15:04 UTC 2017


Getting closer!

Here's what I've done.  I went here...

https://launchpad.net/~tuxonice/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

...and tried this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tuxonice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install linux-generic-tuxonice tuxonice-userui

I also had installed the hibernate package:

sudo apt install hibernate

Folliowing instructions under "Update: Hibernation using a swap file
on 17.04", here...

https://askubuntu.com/questions/768136/how-can-i-hibernate-on-ubuntu-16-04

I changed one line in the grub file lo this:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="no_console_suspend initcall_debug
resume=/dev/sda1 resume_offset=991232"

(You might have a different resume and certainly a different offset.)

and I ran update-grub.

After that pm-hibernate did nothing.  Running "Hibernate" from the
"Log Out" menu did nothing.  (In these cases it seems like "nothing"
is actually about a microsecond of hibernation with no power off.)
But "sudo hibernate-disk" was getting really close -- it would power
off fine, and it would seem to resume perfectly, but it would be
frozen.  So I would see the same thing on the screen as before
hibernation, but the keyboard and mousepad would have no effect, so
I'd have to power off to reboot.

Anyway that's where it's at, but it's still no good.

On the bright side, I used suspend, left the laptop for 90 minutes and
brought it back up.  I had only used 2% of battery.  Also, it was
practically instantaneous.  So I'll be using suspend a lot more than
hibernate, but I would like to be able to hibernate my laptop if
possible.

Best,
Mike



On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 5:42 PM, Istimsak Abdulbasir
<saqman2060 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 6:29 PM, Mike Miller <mbmiller+l at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks for the reply, Istimsak.  I had downloaded the hibernate
>> package, which includes hibernate-disk, and I had noted the "tuxonice"
>> issue with that package.  The thing I wasn't clear on was whether
>> there was some other way to make it work, without the kernel patch.  I
>> guess you are saying I can't escape that.  ;-)
>>
>> That's OK.  I'm willing to do it if there are good instructions.  Let
>> us know if you can make it work.  If you get it done, can you tell us
>> how?  I"m sure there something out there.  It looked like ArchiLinux
>> had good pages on it.
>>
>> Thanks again!
>> Mike
>>
>
> I read archlinux's wiki. That I can follow. Just couldn't find a good one
> for ubuntu. I will let you know IF I get it to work.
>
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 4:59 PM, Istimsak Abdulbasir
>> <saqman2060 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > This was a painful research.
>> >
>> > To use hibernate (or suspend2) requires your system to have a "tuxonice"
>> > enabled kernel. If you are using such a kernel, then you should see the
>> > suspend2 component in either "/proc/suspend2" or "/sys/power/suspend2".
>> > The
>> > kernel patch will allow you to resume your system from your disk if you
>> > decide to use suspend2.
>> >
>> > Unfortunately, the "tuxonice" patch for the kernel is not available on
>> > its
>> > website. This is what its website looks like(not very technical).
>> > http://www.tuxonice.net/. I doubt running "hibernate" from the console
>> > will
>> > work.
>> >
>> > However, there is a github project that offers the patch.
>> > https://github.com/pierre/tuxonice-fastboot. I will be checking this out
>> > myself.
>> >
>> > Istimsak
>> >
>> >
>> > On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 1:59 PM, Mike Miller <mbmiller+l at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I think my first attempt to post got stuck in moderation (recapped
>> >> below).  I am new to the list and I wasn't properly subscribed when I
>> >> sent it.
>> >>
>> >> I've been working on this for many hours with only some progress.
>> >> Suspend always worked.  Hibernate (to disk) has not worked, yet.
>> >>
>> >> Using "Hibernate" from the system's "Log Out" menu, the screen blanks,
>> >> it shuts down, but when I power back up it seems to go through a
>> >> normal boot process and I don't recover my previous state.
>> >>
>> >> Using sudo "pm-hibernate", I can see it saving the page files, and
>> >> when I try to recover I see it loading the page files up to 99% and
>> >> the screen blanks.  After that I get only a black screen.  It responds
>> >> to nothing, so I have to power off.
>> >>
>> >> Any ideas?
>> >>
>> >> Best,
>> >> Mike
>> >>
>> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> >> From: Mike Miller <mbmiller+l at gmail.com>
>> >> Date: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 6:45 PM
>> >> Subject: hibernation in Xubuntu 17.04
>> >> To: xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Installation of 17.04 on my laptop was a breeze.  Truly a joy and it's
>> >> working great, except for this one bothersome thing.  Maybe there is a
>> >> FAQ, but I didn't find it and things might be a little different with
>> >> 17.04 because of the use of swapfiles instead of swap partitions.
>> >>
>> >> I discovered that pm-hibernate wasn't installed by default, so I
>> >> installed the pm-utils.  However, when I try to use it (as in sudo
>> >> pm-hibernate), I got an error.  Logs show it goes through all of the
>> >> steps perfectly right up until it is supposed to hibernate, then it
>> >> fails and goes back through a series of "wake" steps.  So the screen
>> >> blacks for a sec and I'm back to the bash prompt.
>> >>
>> >> The error I see in /var/log/pm-suspend.log is
>> >>
>> >> sh: echo: I/O error
>> >>
>> >> That follows immediately after "performing hibernate" and before
>> >> "Awake."  There are only three seconds between those lines.
>> >>
>> >> My guess, based on some searches, was that my problem was that I
>> >> didn't have a proper swapfile.  Now we use swapfile instead of swap
>> >> partition, right?  So I looked for info on how to create that
>> >> swapfile, and it seemed to work.  I think I have a proper swapfile but
>> >> I'm not sure how to test that.  sudo swapon --show seems to give
>> >> appropriate output but I'm not sure what PRIO of -1 is telling me.
>> >>
>> >> Any ideas?
>> >>
>> >> Best,
>> >> Mike
>> >>
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