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Re: Anyone using SUSPEND on a Linux Laptop?



On Wednesday 31 January 2007 11:32, Justin W wrote:
> 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.
> >
> > That I have to wonder how useful either of these actually is.
> >
> > If I were trying to put this on MY machine I would just do the
> > experiments, but this is for a friends machine that I am setting up, and
> > I would rather NOT install this stuff at all than give him something that
> > would cause more grief than
> > help.
>
> I use suspend extensively (both to ram and to hard disk). I've only
> noticed problems with network connections (both LAN and WLAN because
> DHCP doesn't re-run on waking up) and sound (though that deals with a
> bug in Flash). All other things seem to keep working. My USB mouse
> continues to work during suspends. I don't have any specific problems
> with drivers, but I don't have any high tech graphics card which appear
> to cause more problem (just a generic Intel integrated video card).
>
> Mostly the functionality will all depend upon the hardware within the
> computer.
>
> Hope this helps a bit.
>
> Justin W


I use it from time to time with FC5 on an IBM thinkpad Z60m - works 
flawlessly.


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