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Re: Suspend or hibernate - how?



On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 06:23, Pete Toscano wrote:
> On Wed, 26 May 2004, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 08:49, Dexter Ang wrote:
> > 
> > Can you try what Dexter did? or you can go from graphical desktop to
> > console and back. It worked for me.
> > 
> > Atrl-alt-F1 then ctrl-alt-f7
> 
> I'm not sure if you're telling me to go to console, suspend there, then
> return to X once I've resumed or if you're just telling me to switch
> between X->console->X after I've resumed from a suspend.  If it's the
> latter, that doesn't recover the pointer for me.  I can change run
> levels, exit and re-login, nothing seems to recover the pointer.  If
> it's the former, I tried that and it works.  

It was the latter.. But didn't work for you. It used to work for me.

> 
> Speaking for only suspending from a virtual console, I tried that last
> night before heading home with my laptop.  (With "echo 3 >
> /proc/acpi/sleep".)  I didn't use it at home as I had expected, but when
> I came back in today and plugged it back in, the battery power was only
> at 6%.  This suspension state used much more battery than hitting Fn-F4
> did in FC1 (with APM).  Is there something else I should have done to
> decrease the power usage?

Suspend to RAM does use up power. I never had success with my D600. So,
I forgot about it and use S4 instead.

Sorry..



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