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Comment Re:It doesn't work at all. (Score 1) 117

It simply doesn't resume. HIbernation always works. You can see it on videos:
The *.mov files are records from hibernation/suspend attempt. They have polish names, ignore that. You can see that it reboots again right at the end of resume, then boots into log-in screen

I think it is related to my hardware: dual Xeon E5-2687Wv2, 64 GB of RAM, motherboard SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRI, GPU nvidia GTX 780 (only debian approved nonfree drivers, no blobs from

Comment It doesn't work at all. (Score 2) 117

What's the point if suspend resume doesn't work at all?

Here's my SLEEP script, in which I am testing various kernels:


logger "========== touch forcefsck ==========="
# if resume failed, then I want fsck (SSD disks, so it's just few seconds)
touch /forcefsck
sleep 1

logger "hibernating"
# it says there to try hibernating using various different methods

### method: 1 kernel 3,13,0 - fail, (2/6 success rate)

### method: 2 kernel 3,13,0 - fail, (3/6 success rate)

### method: 3 kernel 3.13.0 - fail, (2/6 success rate)
#echo platform > /sys/power/disk
#echo disk > /sys/power/state

### method: 4 kernel 3.13.0 - (3/6 success rate)
### kernel 3.2.0 - 80% sukcesów 20% fail (over 80/100 success rate - currently in use)
### kernel 3.12-bpo - (0/1) success rate)
echo shutdown > /sys/power/disk
echo disk > /sys/power/state

sleep 5
logger "restart network"
## something screws networking after resume
/etc/init.d/networking restart
sleep 2

## also UPS connection is screwed (sometimes I need to disconnect and reconnect the USB cable)
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-client stop
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-server stop
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-server start
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-client start
sleep 5
# don't mess with clock /etc/init.d/ntp restart
logger "resume complete"

Besides, this is old news. Our new and better site beat slashdot: . The only working kernel was 2.6.29 with tuxonice

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without? 531

An anonymous reader writes "Whenever I install a fresh operating system on my computer, I immediately grab a handful of programs that I simply must have. After that, I generally wait and install other pieces of software as I need them. My list of known, useful programs has dwindled over the past few years as projects died, ownership transferred, and functionality changed. At the same time, I've begun to have use for certain types of software that I've never needed before. It can be time-consuming and risky to install and evaluate every single option. So, I'm curious: what pieces of software do you find the most useful and reliable? Don't feel the need to limit yourself by operating system, platform, or hardware. If you're so inclined, a brief description about what makes the software great would be helpful, too."

Book Review: Sudo Mastery: User Access Control For Real People 83

Saint Aardvark writes "If you're a Unix or Linux sysadmin, you know sudo: it's that command that lets you run single commands as root from your own account, rather than logging in as root. And if you're like me, here's what you know about configuring sudo:

1.) Run sudoedit and uncomment the line that says "%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL".
2.) Make sure you're in the wheel group.
3.) Profit!

If you're a sysadmin, you need to stop people from shooting themselves in the foot. There should be some way of restricting use, right? Just gotta check out the man page.... And that's where I stopped, every time. I've yet to truly understand Extended Backus-Naur Form, and my eyes would glaze over. And so I'd go back to putting some small number of people in the 'wheel' group, and letting them run sudo, and cleaning up the occasional mess afterward. Fortunately, Michael W. Lucas has written Sudo Mastery: User Access Control for Real People."
Keep reading for the rest of Saint Aardvark's review.

Comment Re:Join the slashdot farewell: (Score -1, Offtopic) 526

Oh, I can burn my karma, no problem.

If you were paying attention you would know that from 10 to 17 february there is slashdot boycott (slashcott) in which people log off and can only browse anonymously to give dice holdings fewer requests from logged in users.

PS: doesn't that posting a new story exactly once per hour doesn't ring you a bell?

Submission + - The Individual Midnight Thread 40

unitron writes: Trying to figure out time zones is starting to make my brain hurt, but apparently in a bit over 6 hours somewhere on the other side of globe from Greenwich the Week of Slashcott will begin, as Midnight arrives for anyone in that zone, and then it travels west, where I will encounter it in about 23 hours.

So if we can get this thread out of the Firehose, I was thinking that, as the 10th arrives for us in our respective locations, we could leave here what may be our final farewells to Slashdot.

Until Midnight, this is our meeting place, our City Hall, our town square.

(and yes, our playground)

After that I'm not sure where we can congregate to discuss how the Slashcott's going and whether it's time to move on.

I'm going to jump the gun and lay claim to "So long and thanks for all the Karma", and perhaps someone could do a Bob Hope and re-write the lyrics to "Thanks for the Memories".

In the meantime, a bit of housekeeping.

An AC beat me to the week-long boycott idea by a couple of hours, and suggested the date range of the 10th through the 17th.

As part of a group of people familiar with the concept of beginning a count with 0 instead of 1, I really should have spotted the mistake of putting 8 days into that particular week.

So, should Slashcott Week end as the 17th begins, or do we give Dice a bonus day?

Comment Re:Beta comment from an old-timer (Score 1) 77

This guy wants to start altSlashdot: - check his latest comments

I hope it will have UTF-8 support as well as mathjax - the math rendering engine used on stackexchange. Imagine how wonderful comments and posts could look like, if people could embed formulas easily!

Our wiki now collects all the most important ideas:

Also you are welcome on IRC ##altslashdot on freenode

BTW, I haven't changed my sig since 2002, and it will be the same on new slashdot, whatever name we pick:

Submission + - Florida Arrests High-Dollar Bitcoin Exchangers for Money Laundering (

tsu doh nimh writes: State authorities in Florida on Thursday announced criminal charges targeting three men who allegedly ran illegal businesses moving large amounts of cash in and out of the Bitcoin virtual currency. Experts say this is likely the first case in which Bitcoin vendors have been prosecuted under state anti-money laundering laws, and that prosecutions like these could shut down one of the last remaining avenues for purchasing Bitcoins anonymously.

Submission + - Wikipedia's donation campaign might be illegal in Finland

An anonymous reader writes: Wikipedia's donation campaign has always been rather annoying. But it seems that it might also be illegal, at least in Finland. Finnish Police Ministry has asked Wikipedia to explain how the organization should be exempt from Finland's very tight donation laws. Here's the summary in English and the original Finnish letter can be found from Wikipedia.

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