Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 377071
Hibernate is broken
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:22 EST
Description of problem:
Hibernation results in black screen with blinking cursor in Gnome, while
attempting to hibernate in kde results in an error message.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install f8, kde and gnome on a nForce 4 mainboard with GeForce 7100 PCIE
2. hibernate in gnome.
3. hibernate in kde with kpowersave tray icon -> error message
error message in KDE:
Title: Error while prepare Suspend to Disk - KPowersave
Could not umount external media before suspend/standby. (Reason: Could not
call DCOP interface to umount external media.) Would you like to continue
suspend/standby anyway? (Warning: Continue suspend can cause data loss!)
Buttons: Suspend anyway (black screen, data corruption) or Cancel
Black screen, filesystems not umounted, orphaned inodes on /home parition
reported by fsck on next boot
hibernates (dumps RAM to image on swap partition, then powers off)
logging out of X then running '/sbin/pm-hibernate true' does the same thing,
though there is less risk of data corruption.
Tried vesa, nv and nvidia (from livna) drivers for X, no difference.
Not really a kde bug, but...
afaik, Nvidia (nv X driver in particular) is known to not hibernate properly, so
hal purposely disables the ability to do so.