John Hegarty wrote:
> Just curious to know how people use their laptops. Mine has FC3
> installed and doesn't suspend to disk. It could probably be configured
> to work if I knew what I was doing but it's not an issue for me as I
> don't use it much. Now for a short(ish) story .........
I had (have) and iBook too and even with Debian the standby power =
management was better than that on any modern PC laptop I've had. Dunno =
about 1yr uptimes, many Mac OS X upgrades/patches require a reboot, =
perhaps the clock had been changed and this made it look like it was up =
for a year?
On my Dell laptop I use swsusp2 (http://softwaresuspend.berlios.de/) to =
save the machine to disk and the laptop hasn't been fully rebooted in =
over a week now since the new kernel went in. It suspends memory to =
swapspace and fully powers down the machine. On reboot, the kernel loads =
as normal but before it gets to init, swsusp2 checks swap for a saved =
image and loads that it instead if there is one there. After that you =
can continue where you left off. Not nearly as quick as a Macs =
suspend-to-memory but being a fully off means you can change batteries =
or even boot in to Windows...
It would be pretty straightforward to rig an ACPI close-lid event to =
trigger hibernation though I prefer to use the Dell's suspend button to =
hibernate as I often use the laptop with the lid closed (remote access =
or laptop sized iPod) to save power.
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