I have a problem getting the resume feature to work, using Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit and the latest CVS Luxrender, with the Blender exporter.
I made a scene in blender and exported it after selecting "write/use FLM" in the exporter settings. I also selected "restart/erase" since I had done some test renders and wanted to restart with a new flm for this one. This all seems to work - there are messages like "Writing film status to file /home/mark/Documents/blender/fizzy/fizzy.flm" periodically in the Lux log, and the .flm file is created.
Some time later, for a completely unrelated reason, my computer crashed. So, I loaded the same scene in Blender, exported again, this time selecting "write/use FLM" but NOT "restart/erase". After clicking render, Lux started and after the usual startup messages, the log says:
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2008-Aug-30 22:06:45 Info: (0) Reading film status from file /home/mark/Documents/blender/fizzy/fizzy.flm
2008-Aug-30 22:06:45 Info: (0) Receiving 7.4274e+07 samples (little endian true)
And then continues as normal. The thing is, despite saying it is reading the .flm file, it restarts from a blank image. I have also tried exporting a test scene without "restart/erase" selected and letting it run for a bit, then reloading the lxs file directly from Luxrender, but I get the same result.
I know there were some problems with resume in Windows, but are there any known issues in Linux? Or am I doing something wrong?