Using Power Management

Shortage of Disk Space

When your system suspends, it creates a statefile to preserve the current state of your system. If the file system containing the statefile is full, a Suspend Failed pop-up window is displayed that includes the following message:

Suspend requires more disk space for statefile.

Perform the following procedure in response to this message.

To Respond to a Disk Space Limitation
  1. Select Cancel.

    You'll need to take corrective action before you can try Suspend again.

    If you have not already saved your work, do so now.

  2. Check for more information in the Console window in the Workspace.

    You must have a minimum of 10 MBytes of space available. Clean up a partition before you try suspend again. Another solution is to change the location of the statefile to a file system with sufficient space, as described in the power.conf(4) man page.

    Contact your system administrator for assistance, if necessary.

  3. Try Suspend again.

    • If Suspend succeeds, the system saves your activities and the system powers off.

    • If Suspend does not succeed, the alert pop-up window is displayed again. In that case, continue with the next step.

    Caution - Caution -

    Save your work if you have not already done so.

  4. Select Power Off.

    Remember, your data will not be saved unless you have done so manually.

    When you power on again, your system automatically reboots.