View Full Version : [xubuntu] Hibernate does not work after update from 13.10 to 14.04?

April 26th, 2014, 06:38 AM
I have just updated my Xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. Did not change anything. Suspend-to-ram (standby) and hibernate (suspend-to-disk) both worked well in 13.10.

Now hibernate does not work any more (suspend-to-ram still works). The machine seems to suspend to disk, but after a restart, I just get a black screen and nothing happens any more. The power LED and the WiFi LED are lit; apart from that, my laptop does not show any sign of life. Then I have to push the power button for some seconds to force a complete restart. When I then log into Xubuntu, it says "system error detected".

I still can trigger a suspend how I could do it in 13.10:

On the logout dialogue, I still have the two options "standby" and "suspend". When I click "suspend", it does this incorrect hibernate, but does not wake up correctly.

sudo pm-hibernate does exactly the same: tries to go into hibernate, but does not wake up.

Everything worked fine with 13.10. What can I do?


May 1st, 2014, 04:01 PM
Any hints from anyone? Please help me!

May 1st, 2014, 04:03 PM
Maybe, you can try to re-install fresh copy. I know it is slightly troublesome but it will save you lot of agony.

Don't forget to take back-up.

May 1st, 2014, 04:18 PM
Thank you. As a last resort, I could try this (even it is not guaranteed that hibernate will work again then). But if so, what is an update worth? Sould this not be fixed in an LTS??? I mean, it was working before, so there must be something wrong with the hibernating software now...

May 1st, 2014, 05:41 PM
May be here : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2219403

May 1st, 2014, 06:49 PM
Thank you, but no, the thread you mention is about how to get a "hibernate" button on the logout dialogue, under the premise that "sudo pm-hibernate" already works on the command line. My pm-hibernate does not work any more since the upgrade and I do not know how to find out the reason why. My laptop is definitely able to hibernate. I have been doing this for years...

Ralph L
May 1st, 2014, 07:35 PM
It been a long time since I have used xubuntu. I currently run ubuntu 12.04. Hibernate was omitted on it supposedly because it had bugs. Here are my notes on getting hibernate to run on ubuntu 12.04. Don't know if this will work on xubuntu.

19 Enable Hibernate. See http://www.noobslab.com/2012/04/important-things-to-do-after-install_26.html .
19.1 Open Terminal and enter following command:
sudo gedit /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/hibernate.pkla
19.2 copy and paste the following code in file:
[Re-enable Hibernate]
19.3 Restart to see hibernate option.

May 1st, 2014, 08:46 PM
Thank you, but the problem is not to enable hibernating in the GUI. I already have got the "hibernate" button in the logout dialogue. The problem is that the hibernating process itself is broken since the update. A

$ sudo pm-hibernate
worked correctly under 13.10. Now it "hibernates down" the laptop, but it does not wake up correctly any more. I have no idea how to debug the problem.

What I mean is this:

$ if pm-is-supported --hibernate; then echo "SUPPORTED"; fi
Nevertheless, a pm-hibernate fails since the update.

May 1st, 2014, 10:34 PM
Not sure these will help you ..

May 1st, 2014, 10:54 PM
Try to remove cryptsetup package. I had same problem and after removing this package waking from hibernate worked again.

May 10th, 2014, 05:58 PM
cryptsetup is not installed.

This problem drives me crazy. After the updates of the last days (I think there was a new kernel, too), hibernate suddenly started to work in a magical way without me having changed anything (I already had given up). Now I have just noticed a failure on wakeup again and then tried several hibernates/wakeups in a series: It sometimes works, sometimes it does not work and I have to reboot.

There are so many problems after the update that I must declare this 1-click-update process as failed: Hibernate does not work correctly anymore, I always get a "system problem detected" dialogue on login, the logout dialogue has disappeared (i.e., I cannot switch user or directly shut down the machine, I can only logout and then shut down), pidgin always pops up on login without me knowing how to stop that, xfburn and brasero crash when trying to burn a CD, the notification area is empty, ...

I think the only clean solution is to install 14.04 from scratch. Unfortunately.

June 1st, 2014, 06:20 AM
A fresh install of 14.04 did not help either. The problem remains... What can I do?

June 19th, 2014, 08:35 AM
After two months of investigation (no one could solve the problem so far), I found that under the newest Debian (XFCE) with kernel 3.2.0 hibernation works correctly. The same holds for Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE-201403), which is based on Debian.

Hibernation does *not* work under the newest Linux Mint 17 "Qiana", which is based on Ubuntu, nor under the newest Fedora 20, nor under Xubuntu 14.04. They all have a kernel version around 3.13.0.

So my conclusion is that there is something wrong or misconfigured with the newest kernels, and since the distributions that are not directly based on Debian use the newest kernels, their hibernation does not work correctly, whereas the Debian kernels do work.

June 19th, 2014, 10:09 AM
If you have spare space on your machine, maybe you could try Utopic which comes with the 3.15 kernel http://packages.ubuntu.com/utopic/linux-generic
Or try a live boot ? The devel Ubuntu version is subject to bugs.