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Old 12-03-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Hibernate in Ubuntu 10.10

Why doesn't Hibernate work in Ubuntu 10.10?

I have tried to research the problem and suspect that the hibernation function is not a default function of the system. But how do I install it.

Please be gentle with me - a step-by-step solution would be appreciated.
Old 12-06-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
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As in, it doesn't appear in the shutdown-type menu (one with the power-button symbol on it)? As far as I can recall, you need to have a swap file big enough to hold all the data your system was using, which I think is 1.5x to 2x the amount of RAM you have in your system. Might this be the problem?

You can do it from the terminal, but when I tried just now it screwed things up impressively :L
Old 12-07-2010, 02:47 AM   #3
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I do not think it has anything to do with the amount of RAM I have?

The options in my Shut Down Menu are Shut Down, Restart, Suspend, and Hibernate. When you talk about a swap file would that be a file on the HDD?

I have 3gb of RAM and a 500gb HDD


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I haven't been on my ubuntu setup lately but if you right-click on powerbutton icon and choose "about"and click on link it says there's a gnome-applets-indicator-bug.
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Hello johnkelly.110,

for laptops there are special kernelmodules which have to be loaded in order to support such features like hibernate, suspend, acpi (powermanagement) or functional keys, all the thinks a laptop has but a desktop does not.

The module differs from vendor to vendor. I suspect that your missing a kernel module. Could you please post which laptop you have and please the output of
lsmod | sort


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