[Lvlug] flux box and auto startup
thehead at patshead.com
Fri Apr 21 22:05:39 EDT 2006
> On Friday 21 April 2006 02:34 pm, Dann S. Washko wrote:
>> Pat Regan wrote:
>> > My girlfriends 700 mhz laptop is running Ubuntu + XFCE. I have no idea
>> > what the startup time is, but it resumes from being suspended pretty
>> > quickly. I was actually impressed that Software Suspend worked out of
>> > the box on Breezy.
>> I was impressed also and I'm using it on PPC. Works great!
> This is an old Sony Vaio laptop with a buggy acpi so I wouldn't trust it to
> restart from suspend. In fact when I first got it even the Windows software
> suspend driver failed to power down the laptop after suspending so I ended up
> with a dead battery.
Software suspend doesn't make use of ACPI or APM. It writes everything
to swap and then shuts down the laptop. To resume, the kernel is loaded
and the previous state is recovered from swap.
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