Re: About a laptop
On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 04:49:39PM -0700, Ben Hartshorne wrote:
| On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 04:09:03PM -0400, dman wrote:
| > On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 09:57:06PM -0600, Jeff Lessem wrote:
| > | In your message of: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 22:06:19 EDT, you write:
| > ...
| > | >As I was looking up info on the suspend-to-disk feature I found some
| > |
| > | I got suspend to disk working by setting up a partition with lphdisk
| > | from http://www.procyon.com/~pda/lphdisk/. Then pressing fn-a will
| > | suspend to disk. I found this to be a nearly worthless feature
| > | though. Writing out a 384MB+ memory image takes a several minutes,
| > | and reading it back in takes much longer than booting from scratch.
| > | Even with the normal suspend, I have left my laptop asleep for 24
| > | hours and still only used less than 1/3 of one battery.
| > Hmm, yeah, that makes sense. I think I'll try it anyways because the
| > ability to not drain battery power while still leaving your work open
| > sounds nice. One thing to note though : if I close the laptop too
| > quickly after shutting down it isn't really shutdown yet and is in
| > suspend(-to-RAM) mode. When I open it again it loads up, finishes
| > shutting down, and takes quite a while to get anything useful out of
| > it :-).
| In the standard laptop bios, you can disable the "sleep to ram on screen
| close" feature. I switched it to only turn off the screen when I close,
| and require an explicit command to sleep, either to disk or ram. I much
| prefer this behavior.
This BIOS doesn't seem to have that option. I have "Suspend to RAM"
and "Suspend to Disk" as the only choices for "Suspend Mode".