Laptop power management support

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Thu Nov 11 09:36:45 CST 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 12:17 +0100, Julien Poissonnier wrote:
> Hi,
> I've only had a quick look at your acpi-support package so it is possible
> that I missed some things...
> Do you use the software suspend version that comes with the
> kernel or do you use software suspend 2 from
> ?

The kernel code. For the most part, it works better.

> I didn't see a configuration file in your package, perhaps it would be
> useful to have a file in /etc where one could specify which modules to
> load/unload and which services to start/stop. Have you looked at the
> hibernate script from software suspend 2 ?

Ideally, this will all be done automatically. We'll make it possible for
users to force other stuff to happen, but the emphasis is heavily on
making it Just Work.

> Another thing I'd like would be hibernate/standby after a certain time of
> inactivity and hibernate/suspend when the battery reaches a certain charge.
> SUSE has a nice powersave setup along with a daemon to control everything,
> perhaps some of their scripts can be reused:

Indeed - we'll look into that.

> If I find some time over the weekend I'll try your packages and report
> back.

Thanks for the feedback!
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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