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Old 05-30-2005, 08:56 PM   #1
lennysokol
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Exclamation Enable Power Save on My Linux Laptop to Prevent Lost of Data


Linux users,

I am a and have been but have not found my answer:

I am presently running Linux on my laptop and I am wanting to know if there is anyway to enable power save on my laptop. For instance, when my battery only has 3 minutes left, the laptop is triggered to "suspend" the computer. (For some reason, the suspend command does not work here on Fedora Core 3. I am not logged in as a root. Is there some option to possibly enable this?) Then, when restarting, I would not have to go through the complete boot process, rather be prompted at the GNOME login screen.

A major LINUX

Any help would be great. I recently had to reformat my hard drive, because my Linux laptop was shutdown wrong. It corrupted the /var /etc partition. Hopefully, that won't happen if this issue of "suspending" or "power-saving" my computer is enabled.

Thanks for all the help!
 
Old 05-31-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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I recently had to reformat my hard drive, because my Linux laptop was shutdown wrong. It corrupted the /var /etc partition.
Using a journalling filesystem will save you from that. I'm using reiserfs, and I think it's great. Others are ext3, jfs and xfs.

hth --Jonas

PS. your `real' question--just to clarify for those who can answer it--is it this: "is there a (user programmable) short-on-power hook?"? If not, state a little clearer what it is.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 09:58 AM   #3
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I don't know much about FC3, but I am pretty sure it uses a journalled filesystem by default (?) so a bad shut-down should be recoverable.

Perhaps you could ask a moderator to move this thread to the Fedora forum where you might get a solution.

Also, give the specs/model of laptop you are using in case there are any special tricks needed to enable suspend on that machine
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:47 PM   #4
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Well, I am running only 1 part. on ext3 filesystem.

However... the time it got corrupted I was running

a

/var part.
/etc part.
/ part
/tmp part


Are their any step by step instructions on doing this procedure?

Dell Latitude C640
512mb RAM
30 GIG Hard Drive
Unsure about BIOS Rev.

Thanks!
 
Old 06-01-2005, 01:11 AM   #5
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Are their any step by step instructions on doing this procedure?
Which procedure?
 
  


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