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Old 12-17-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
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energy conservation


How may I put the computer running linux in a state where all the fans are off. Kind of like the whole thing is off but If I push a button on keyboard it turns back on and its there. I don't know how to explain it "Power saving mode"?

Definatly all fans off.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 01:27 PM   #2
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your looking for standby mode.
i believe your kernel has to support either acpi/apm, depending on which your motherboard uses.

iv never tried setting this up i dont know what else to tell you.. but u can search these forums and others for standby information or setup
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:17 PM   #3
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I guess you might like Software Suspend. I haven't tried it before but you can try the link and see what's involved.

Tux,
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:31 PM   #4
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When in standby mode how closely does the computer aproach being turned off?
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:02 AM   #5
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id think as closely as your thinking.. or as to what you described above. fans will be off, power LED on your computer tower will probably flash, and i think u press power button on tower to return from standby. if u want to be able to have a keyboard or mouse input to disable standby mode, youll have to enable them in bios, if its supported

edit: the link above, i looked briefly but it looks like its similar to windows' 'hibernate' mode, which i dont think is what your looking for.. unless the page also has a 'standby' program, then im wrong. but hibernate mode in windows means the computer is completely powered off, and u have to fully boot it again to continue. but when it is back, it is in the state when u started the hibernate mode.

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Old 12-25-2005, 12:55 AM   #6
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It doesn't look like it has a 'standby' utility there. However I have enabled standby from my bios and by looking at the manual I set it up how I want. However when I push the button on the tower computer doesn't go into standby. Nothing happens. I have slackware 10.1
 
  


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