Re: Suspend and X
On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 09:34:59AM +0200, Hugo van der Merwe wrote:
>> I set replies to go to debian-laptop.
> And you added debian-user to the addresses?
No, I was replying to a message from debian-user. I left both groups
this time since others have.
>> I actually posted one solution to the debian-laptop list this morning. I
>> force the laptop to switch to vt 1 when it suspends. Add the following
>> script to /etc/apm/event.d/01chvt (be sure it's executable):
> How important is that specific filename? I assume it is simply to
> determine in which order the scripts are executed... any specific reason
> why it should be executed early?
I just picked it. On my system I have:
freedom /etc/apm/event.d $ ls
00hwclock* 01chvt* pcmcia*
>> # change to vt1 when suspending to keep X from locking
>> if [ "$1" = suspend ]; then
>> chvt 1
Since I'm usually in X, I added:
if [ "$1" = resume ]; then
I'd prefer to go back to the same virtual terminal I was on. Is there
a way to query the system for what tty is active? I tried putting
"/usr/bin/tty >/tmp/ttysuspend" into my script, but all I ever see
in the output file is "not a tty". Does it work properly in your case
statement? /usr/bin/tty seems to provide something in /dev if I run it
in an xterm or on the console.
>> Of course after suspending the system comes back up on vt 1, but I can
>> easily switch back to X if it keeps the system from crashing.
> I still have my case statement in there, to not switch if it is currently
> on tty[1-9]. It seems to work very well if I use "apm -s" as root, but if
> I close the laptop display, it doesn't switch and it locks up... any
No ideas about your problem, here's what happens for me in X:
apm -s change to vt 1, suspend to disk
close on ac power no effect (bios option)
close on battery change to vt1, suspend to disk
Lee Bradshaw lee@sectionIV.com (preferred)
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