Problem with hibernation

Timothy Murphy gayleard at
Sun Aug 29 22:35:09 UTC 2010

My laptop has ceased hibernating.
When I click on f=>Leave=>Hibernate
the sleep-moon starts flashing
and the small hyphen-like symbol on the top left comes on as usual,
but as far as I can see nothing is written to disk.

At this point it becomes impossible to communicate with the machine.
Ctrl-Alt-F2 does bring on a text window,
with a login: request,
but if I enter my username and press Return
I am not asked for a password.
Whatever I type appears on the screen,
but with no effect.

I tried stopping the NetworkManager and openvpn services
which seemed to me the most likely causes of the problem,
but that had no effect.

I wonder if anyone has had the same problem?
And if so, whether there is a solution?

I'm running the current kernel,
but I tried the last 2 kernels without effect.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

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