Rob Weir rweir at
Fri Dec 10 01:32:48 CST 2004

On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 12:15:52PM +0100, Jean Privat said
> On the wiki
> I read
> "Closing the lid should trigger suspend-to-RAM by default".
> I want to discuss about two points.
> Why suspend-to-RAM when the laptop is on AC ? There is no power to save
> and the user or the computer may want to perform various tasks like
> downloading or computation.
> With or without suspend-to-RAM, opening the lid may display a locked
> screen. But in both case, I think nothing must be done immediately
> because is is annoying to have to wait suspend/resume and to have to
> enter password only because you close the lid to sit somewhere else.
> I resume my position with this simple states and events behaviour.
> AC + lid close event -> nothing(1)
> AC + lid is closed for 10 seconds -> lock the screen

Note that some Apple laptops (at least the iBook g4) will hard
power-down (triggered by hardware, afaik) if the lid is closed for more
than ~5 minutes and the machine does not go to sleep.


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