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I tried two methods to enable hibernation. First method was invoking

systemctl hibernate

under root. The second was to use Frippery Shut Down Menu.

In both cases the system will eventually show me a black screen with some error message and it does not hibernate. I have the latest updates installed. I believe this is a bug. How can I make hibernation work under Fedora 19?

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Please add in hardware details and, also, what that "some error message" is. If its too long to type, feel free to use a camera to take a picture of the screen, and post that. – derobert Aug 12 '13 at 17:43
@slazer can you add the error messages. – Munai Das Udasin Aug 12 '13 at 18:10
Also check to see you have a linux swap partition (hibernate saves the contents of RAM to the HDD's swap partition) and that it is enabled. Does suspend(-to-RAM) work? – justbrowsing Aug 12 '13 at 18:12

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Try the following commands in sequence, as root; you cannot do this sudo because of the redirection:

echo shutdown > /sys/power/disk
echo disk > /sys/power/state

That is the most fundamental test of hibernate (all other means just use this in the end). So if that has a problem, then it is a kernel issue.

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