inconsistent use of the words "suspend" and "sleep" on the desktop

Patrick McFarland diablod3 at
Wed May 3 22:23:18 BST 2006

On Tuesday 02 May 2006 12:23, Matthew East wrote:
> A translator has brought it to my attention that the words "sleep" and
> "suspend" are used with different meanings on the desktop. Specifically,
> gnome-power-manager gets it wrong. In my understanding, the correct use
> of the words (as used in the logout dialogue and the
> file /etc/default/acpi-support) is like this:
> Sleep = Suspend to Ram
> Hibernate = Suspend to Disk
> GPM uses them like this:
> Suspend = Sleep to Ram)
> Hibernate = Sleep to Disk)

IMO, Suspend and Hibernate really are the correct terms. WIndows gets it wrong 
by saying Sleep and Hibernate.

Patrick McFarland ||
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listening to repetitive electronic music." -- Kristian Wilson, Nintendo,
Inc, 1989

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