suspend-to-ram/suspend-to-disk on a desktop computer
I'm wondering what my best options are for getting my desktop to enter a
suspend state. I want to be able to suspend the thing becuase :
-it's noisy as hell
- it's an energy pig
- i hate waiting for a fresh reboot
Also I'd ideally like to have it wake up by itself in the middle of the
night, do a bunch of chores (preferably including foldingm y laundry)
and then go back to sleep.
The motherboard supports ACPI and there is a BIOS option that seems to
switch something between S1 and S3, but I don't really know what that is.
I have been looking into the suspend kernel module and the suspend2
kenrel patch but so far haven't had a lot of luck getting my patched
kernels to boot (instead they panic very early). I will keep trying
with that but I'm wondering what solutions other folks have come up with
on the desktop power-management front.
thanks a bunch!