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|Summary:||LiveCD offers "Hibernate" even though there is no swap|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Charles R. Anderson <cra>|
|Component:||pm-utils||Assignee:||Phil Knirsch <pknirsch>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||10||CC:||davidz, dcantrell, opensource, rvokal|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-12-18 01:03:49 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Charles R. Anderson 2008-02-07 19:43:52 EST
Description of problem: The LiveCD i686 image F9Alpha provides a "Hibernate" option in the gnome-power-manager applet, even though there is no swap partition to hibernate to. Clicking it causes the computer to attempt to hibernate, but it just ends up doing all the work to hibernate to no avail, since there isn't anywhere to write out the RAM image. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): F9Alpha gnome-power-manager-2.21.1-1.fc9 How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. boot F9Alpha i686 LiveCD 2. log in as Fedora Live 3. click Power Manager icon, select Hibernate Actual results: system begins to hibernate, but never completes Expected results: no hibernate option for LiveCD's, because it doesn't make sense for them, and you wouldn't want them trying to hibernate to a random swap partition they might find on the hard disk anyway. Additional info: My hard drive has F8 installed in LVM, with the swap partition on an LVM LV. LiveCD doesn't activate LVM volume groups, so hibernate doesn't find it. (Arguably, this is a separate bug and LiveCD should activate LVM VGs on all attached storage).
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-02-08 09:02:20 EST
It's shown based on hal saying that the machine can hibernate, which, iirc comes from the output of pm-is-supported --hibernate. The script should probably be fixed to ensure that you have a swap
Comment 2 Till Maas 2008-02-08 15:39:57 EST
According to the hal-spec of hal in Fedora 7 power_management.can_hibernate should be true, when hibernate support is compiled into kernel, but a successful hibernation is not assured. Does hal use the pm-is-supported --hibernate call to determine the value of that key or is assumed that pm-is-supported also does some sanity checking? I forwarded the issue also to the pm-utils upstream mailing list.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:04:10 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA. More information and reason for this action is here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 4 Paul W. Frields 2008-08-09 12:10:57 EDT
Does this still occur with the F10 Alpha Live image?
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 21:06:18 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle. Changing version to '10'. More information and reason for this action is here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 07:25:38 EST
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 01:03:49 EST
Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.