Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Linux hibernate hangs on resume - Solved

If s2disk successfully hibernates your machine, but on powering up the resume screen appears to hang, after it has appeared to stop working try pressing Alt-SysRq-E. This ends all processes in the virtual terminal used by s2disk, and, for me at least, allows me to resume working in my hibernated session.

Odd, but this might help others close to giving up on hibernation in Linux.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Fixing plugin problems with Banshee music player in Linux

After installing Banshee on my minimalist Bodhi Linux install, trying to play music lead to Banshee asking to install plugins, and then hanging. Installing the following packages using the command below resolves the issue.
 sudo aptitude install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly