Software suspend is scary, and multiple booting

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Thu Oct 6 05:31:07 CDT 2005

Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hi Ian!
> Ian Jackson [2005-10-05 15:39 +0100]:
>>I just tried the `Hibernate' option on my breezy testbed and I have to
>>say that although it did actually work I'm not very impressed with the
>>* After selecting `Hibernate', the screen immediately goes black.
>>  There is no feedback indicating that (a) the option has worked and
>>  (b) when it is OK to remove mains power (eg by unplugging)
> That really sounds like a bug. This works fine for me, I get into text
> mode and get some ASCII progress meters and after it's finished, the
> computer powers off. I think that's the way it should look like.

It is using the text-mode feedback for me only if I manually set 
USE_DPMS=false in /etc/default/acpi-support, but
the default seems to be to use DPMS; so the screen powers off and you 
can't see the texts, then the laptop humms for about 10 seconds until it 
powers down itself. Initially I found it confusing too.


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