Bug 431956

Summary: LiveCD offers "Hibernate" even though there is no swap
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Charles R. Anderson <cra>
Component: pm-utilsAssignee: Phil Knirsch <pknirsch>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 10CC: davidz, dcantrell, opensource, rvokal
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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):

How reproducible:

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.
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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'.

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