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Re: Anyone using SUSPEND on a Linux Laptop?



On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 17:04 -0700, clemens dwf com wrote:
> I have read the cautions in SWSUSP and SUSPEND2, and wonder if
> anyone is actually using either of these on a Laptop?
> 
> There seem to be so many caveats, 
>     (a) stop devices before suspending, unload drivers
>     (b) USB wont be there when you come back
>     (c) and on and on.

I don't. When I do - either the laptop won't wake up again (bad) or it
will come back and I have to ctrl-alt-F7 to get back to the gui - and
any USB devices have to be unplugged/replugged.

I don't find it very useful.

What also is annoying - I'm suppose to be able to hot swap stuff in my
expansion bay (Thinkpad T20) - by unmounting it if it is a volume, and
then (as root) eject > /proc/acpi/ibm/bay first.

However, if I do so - I get a stream of IDE errors on the screen, and I
need to reboot. So I basically have to power off to switch devices in
the bay (not a big issue - I very very very rarely need to do so - in
fact, most of the time, I just have the travel bezel in the bay and no
devices, let alone wanting to swap).

If there is a laptop maker truly dedicated to Linux - such that they
hire kernel programmers to make sure thinks *just work* as well as they
do in Windows - they just might get my business. But they would also
have to make a 3 button mousepad like IBM does :p


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