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Re: WinXP Hibernation problem (replicated)

From: Steve Midgley <public(at)misuse(dot)org>
To: "Joris Dobbelsteen" <Joris(at)familiedobbelsteen(dot)nl>, "Dave Page" <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: <pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: WinXP Hibernation problem (replicated)
Date: 2007-10-19 18:18:07
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I am now able to replicate this problem more consistently. It seems 
that these steps will cause the problem every time on my computer:

1) Boot WinXP, sp2 (possibly requiring some or all of on my setup: a 
Thinkpad T43 with ATI Control Center installed + external monitor set 
to primary + 2bg ram + Microsoft patch for hibernation of >1gb 

2) Load PgAdmin 1.8 RC1

3) Open SQL Window to local Pg server

4) Hibernate machine

5) Open a new SQL Windows for local Pg server

6) Notice that SQL window doesn't have sql input box displayed.

Workaround: Uncheck and recheck View/Output pane and problem goes away.

The key is that it always seem to cause a problem when opening a new 
sql window in Pg admin after hibernating but only sometimes causes a 
problem for an existing open sql window.

I hope this helps, though it's a pretty minor problem in the end.


>Thanks for the help. Now I'm even having trouble replicating on my 
>machine after restarting cleanly a few times. I tried everything I 
>could think of that I was doing on the machine that caused it to 
>happen but now it's working fine - so I think this is a Windows issue 
>that might victimize your software in some corner cases, but under 
>normal circumstances your product is returning from hibernation 
>Thanks for the look at the issue and I apologize for the goose chase.
At 12:40 PM 10/18/2007, Joris Dobbelsteen wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: pgadmin-support-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
> >[mailto:pgadmin-support-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Dave Page
> >Sent: donderdag 18 oktober 2007 9:46
> >To: Steve Midgley
> >Cc: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
> >Subject: Re: [pgadmin-support] WinXP Hibernation problem
> >
> >Steve Midgley wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I'm not sure if this is a general problem but here's the
> >steps I undertook:
> >>
> >> Running IBM T43 w/WinXP SP2 / current patches (+special
> >patch for >1GB
> >> hibernation)
> >>
> >> Running PgAdmin 1.8 beta 5 connected to local pg server with sql
> >> window open Put computer into Hibernation Woke it up SQL window 
> had
> >> results set displayed but no sql input window Closed
> >PgAdmin, upgraded
> >> to 1.8RC1 Reopened and same problem, but then I figured out that
> >> toggling "View/Output Pane" off then on again fixed the view 
> problem.
> >>
> >> I'm not sure if this is related to the fact that I'm a dual 
> monitor
> >> setup (which sometimes also goes wonky on hibernation wakeup).
> >>
> >> Maybe others can see if it's a general problem or just me? 
> Basically
> >> the sql input pane disappears when waking from hibernation
> >on a laptop
> >> with a sql window still open. If it's not as general as that, it 
> may
> >> be something to ignore.
> >
> >Unfortunately my laptop doesn't seem to support hibernation
> >(I'm running XP Pro on a MacBook Pro) so I can't test this.
> >Anyone else able to reproduce it, preferrably with a debugger to 
> hand?
>You should be able to enable it in
>"Control Panel"
>-> "Power Options"
>-> "Hibernate" tab
>-> "Enable hibernation"
>Unfortunally I'm running pgAdmin III 1.6.3 and put my laptop (IBM T60
>with ATI video card) into sleep regarly (only reboot when the thing
>hangs itself up after ripping out all my external hardware too fast).
>Steve, can you check the problem exists with standby too? That should
>work on your laptop (the university where I study had issued such
>laptops to their students some years ago and they work fine with
>standby). Alternatively you can try to make a system backup and try a
>driver update, since the wonky multi-monitor seems scary.
> >> Thanks for such an excellent product and for your time and energy 
> in
> >> making it so.
> >
> >you're welcome.
>I don't have any disk space for hibernate, but with sleep this version
>works as perfectly. I'll try the new version tomorrow. Issue is, the
>current version works very well, thus I can only agree with Steve...
>- Joris

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