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Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

Post by jaderiver » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:41 am

Recently fresh-installed Sonya 18.2. My computer cannot hibernate. Booting up from the live DVD won't hibernate, either. My partition allocation for SWAP and / (Mint) is the same I've used for a long time up through 17.3 Rebecca.

Suspend/sleep function is fine.

Any suggestions much appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

Post by catweazel » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:55 am

Please post the output of this command:

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sudo inxi -mP
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Re: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

Post by jameskga » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:22 am

Do you want to be able to hibernate or is suspending enough? Pjotr published a great guide about removing hibernation because it can cause problems (maybe problems like the one you are having).

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... d-to-disk-
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Re: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

Post by jaderiver » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:56 am

@catweazel

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Memory:    Array-1 capacity: 16 GB devices: 2 EC: None
           Device-1: ChannelA-DIMM0 size: 4 GB speed: 1333 MHz type: DDR3
           Device-2: ChannelB-DIMM0 size: 2 GB speed: 1333 MHz type: DDR3
Partition: ID-1: / size: 15G used: 5.6G (41%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: /boot size: 268M used: 66M (26%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-3: /home size: 497G used: 387G (83%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 5.27GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
Thank you for examining this issue.

P.S. Actually, my last Mint edition, up until last week, was Rebecca 17.1 (along with updates), not 17.3. Started with Maya and hibernation has never been a problem. Recent allocation has worked for hibernation through Rebecca 17.1. Previously, I had allocated /SWAP=9G and / = 12G. Now, I thought I would try giving / more breathing room, as I rarely have to go into SWAP. Hibernation not a problem until recent install with 18.2. Thanks again.
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Re: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

Post by casse » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:23 am

I also experiment the same issue. In the same way, I build a fresh installation (in a different partition) and was migrating from 17.2 version.

Launching the same command, I get:
$ sudo inxi -mP
Memory: Array-1 capacity: 32 GB devices: 4 EC: None
Device-1: Top - Slot 2 (under) size: 4 GB speed: 1600 MHz type: DDR3
Device-2: Bottom-Slot 2(right) size: 4 GB speed: 1600 MHz type: DDR3
Device-3: Top - Slot 1 (top) size: 4 GB speed: 1600 MHz type: DDR3
Device-4: Bottom-Slot 1(left) size: 4 GB speed: 1600 MHz type: DDR3
Partition: ID-1: / size: 37G used: 9.5G (28%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda8
ID-2: /home size: 367G used: 288G (83%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-3: swap-1 size: 32.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0

As a last word, I disagree with guys that propose to switch off hibernation. This is a fundamental feature that allows to get back the multiple applications to their previous state. If, like me, you have a laptop and have often to switch between different (with or without a laptop), it is a must function.

For me, it may a reason to come back to previous version.

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Re: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

Post by catweazel » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:06 am

jaderiver wrote:

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ID-4: swap-1 size: 5.27GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
That's probably the reason. You can't hibernate if you have more RAM than swap.
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Re: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

Post by jaderiver » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:59 pm

Right now, I have a 20G partition between /windows and /home which is where I allocate for / and /swap (and /boot). My computer RAM is 6G. So, either I go back to 9G for SWAP and 12G for /, or set up another partition at the back end of /home and increase both / and /swap. I think, if I instruct Gparted to expand the front end of /home by going into the 20G partition, it will take a long time to deal with everything.

Well, anyway, when I have time, I will try something, and report back to this conversation and mark it "solved" if successfully hibernating after the change. I, too, find hibernation very useful, as I take my laptop to many different places to use.

Thank you, all, for your insight(s).
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Re: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

Post by jaderiver » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:29 pm

@catweazel @casse

Used Gparted to increase SWAP to 7G (RAM is 6G) and reduced / to 13G. (Right now using my 20G partition space.)
Still no hibernation with 18.2 installation or Live CD. All that happens is the desktop (and any open apps) disappears for a few seconds to black, reappears and stays frozen the second time around. I have to Force Shutdown with a long-press on my power button to quit.

Live Rebecca 17.1 hibernates. And, 17.1 always hibernated while installed, even with reduced SWAP (5G).

I could spend a lot of time setting up a new partition to increase SWAP to 9G or more, and / to 20G.
But, now I'm starting to think the problem is between 18.2 and my specific computer :?
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