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Re: acpi sleep/suspend

Karl E. Jorgensen wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 02, 2002 at 01:09:33PM -0400, Paul Miller wrote:
> > 
> > How can I make linux (2.4.18) go to sleep if I haven't used my box
> > after X minutes?  My mboard supports acpi and my monitor supports
> > dpms.  DPMS is working.
> The "sleepd" package (available in woody, don't know about potato) does
> exactly this. And it works with APM; might well work with ACPI too:
> haven't tried.

Sleepd does support acpi for querying things like critically low
battery, as of a few days ago, in unstable only. To actually make an
acpi system sleep though, you need to patch the kernel with the sortware
suspend patch, and make sleepd invoke the software suspend to put the
laptop to bed.

see shy jo, sleepd author, with a laptop uptime of 5 "days" and counting.

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