Linux laptops, revisited (can any sleep like my PowerBook does?)

Brad Midgley bmidgley at
Tue Jan 22 09:34:44 MST 2008


> You've inadvertently confirmed what I am coming to fear.  That
> suspending doesn't just work.

as the joke goes, suspending works--it's the resume that has problems.

>  As you experience, hibernating to disk
> works for the vast majority of users on most laptops (or even desktops).
>  Mainly because it has nothing much to do with power management.
> Suspending, in my mind, means suspend to RAM (sleep).  I would be
> interested to hear of your experiences with this.

hibernate doesn't seem to depend on the hardware as much. My p1510 
touchscreen won't work after hibernating... fortunately suspend 
"usually" works for me. Sometimes it does hang. If I don't notice it 
hung and put away the laptop then it gets really hot and wipes out the 
battery. :(

That's what makes devices like Nokia n810, asus eee even more 
interesting. It's got to be able to suspend using the OS they *ship*.


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