Linux laptops, revisited (can any sleep like my PowerBook does?)
Michael L Torrie
torriem at chem.byu.edu
Tue Jan 22 09:14:44 MST 2008
Shane Hathaway wrote:
> How long can a disconnected Mac typically sleep without running its
> batteries out? That's the real trick. If my laptop could sleep for a
> little more than a week, I would no longer have a reason to shut it off.
> Unfortunately, mine only lasts a couple of days. I used to have a
> laptop that could automatically hibernate itself after a few hours of
> sleep, which was nice. I haven't tried that trick on this one.
On a new battery my PowerBook 12" sleeps for about a week. If I use the
machine every day (plugging it in), then I for sure never need ever turn
it off. Actually I haven't turned it off deliberately since it was new
4 years ago. Right now it will sleep for 3-4 days. Right now I use my
laptop several times a week, so I tend to plug it in at night just to
keep the battery topped off.
I'd prefer a laptop hibernate itself after the battery runs low during
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