Crash on battery run-down

Bug #161144 reported by Keith Fisher on 2007-11-09
This bug affects 2 people
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acpi-support (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

- Crash on battery run-down:
When my laptop battery power ran out, the whole Ubuntu 7.10 system crashed rather than hibernating. I'd been been editing an OpenOffice word doc when the screen went black, I momentarily saw some ascii messages that were not there long enough to read, and the system died.
- then failed file recovery:
Even more surprisingly, on restart, OpenOffice file recovery only retrieved the file in it's original state, before I'd spent two hours in the previous session working on it, even though I'd regularly been saving it! And I thought Linux was supposed to be stable and reliable. Back to Windows for me...

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description: updated
Keith Fisher (keith-flyingfish) wrote :

This battery run-down hibernate failure has been reported before. Considering the consequences, I'd have thought this (Bug #39564) would have more than a 'Medium' importance rating:
- Bug #39564, first reported on 2006-04-14 by gmlion, 'Hibernation and Suspend doesn't work on acer aspire 1603 LM'
and perhaps related to:
- Bug #40368, first reported on 2006-04-20 by petrme, 'Dapper: Hibernation/Sleep doesn't work on Acer TM 3010'
- Bug #39139, first reported on 2006-04-11 by VesaNieminen, 'Shutdown fails after suspending to ram'
- Bug #45781, first reported on 2006-05-20 by toko, 'hibernation not sensitive to the ACPI_HIBERNATE value'

Keith Fisher (keith-flyingfish) wrote :

Also this:
- Bug #68148, first reported on 2006-10-25 by professordes, 'IBM X40 Thinkpad fails to suspend/hibernate (edgy with latest updates)'

By the way, I'm totally new to Linux/Ubuntu and have no idea whatsoever how to do weird command line stuff. So if there's any other way to diagnose and fix this, with a GUI for ACPI settings for example, I may be able to stay with Ubuntu (7.10, gutsy, Kernel Linux 2.6.22-14-generic, GNOME 2.20.0)

My laptop is a Novatech NNB-573 with:
 Intel Celeron Mobile M530 1.7GHz,
 Intel GMA X3100 Graphics
 Intel 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller, Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub, Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller

Keith Fisher (keith-flyingfish) wrote :

Sorry, I also missed this very recent report:
Bug #160200, first reported on 2007-11-05 by santins, Power-manager ignores the configuration'

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

For to recover your document to a different state you have to set the "Tools->Options->Load/Save->Save AutoRecovery information every" to some value and check the box to make it active.

Andrej (andrejz) wrote :

When batery is low, instead of hibernate, it just turn off with lost of all data.
This problem still exits on ubuntu 8.10 running on Lenevo R61 with nvidia.

Joe le Kiffeur (joelekiffeur) wrote :

I confirm the Andrej comment. I have also this problem.

Changed in acpi-support (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Joe le Kiffeur (joelekiffeur)
status: New → Confirmed

Keith Fisher, this bug report is being closed due to your Bug Description regarding you aren't using Ubuntu. For future reference you can manage the status of your own bugs by clicking on the current status in the yellow line and then choosing a new status in the revealed drop down box. You can learn more about bug statuses at Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please submit any future bugs you may find.

Changed in acpi-support (Ubuntu):
assignee: Joe le Kiffeur (joelekiffeur) → nobody
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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