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How can I put my system on standby (ie shutdown HD, write RAM to file, put monitor on standby)
When I shutdown Linux thru KDE, it does to a terminal screen, shuts down the HD and CDROM, and it says on the screen "Power Down". Then I have to hold the power button for 5 seconds until it shuts off.
When linux boots up it reads from various scripts. In slack there's a script in /etc/rc.d/ called rc.local. I'd assume you could put the modprobe command in there and it would run. Haven't tested it, not 100% sure, but if it's not that script surely another one will work. I'm guessing local runs after the boot is 99% complete so it'd probably be the right place....
also kernel recompile! (don't worry, just get the kernel sources used by Slackware, it should be configured already)
go into /usr/src/linux (linux source tree) and type
now go into general (i think thats were its at) and search around till you find a place for power management or arm or anything like that, then look for a option for arm, if its the one your looking for there will be a "M" before it (this tells it to make it a module), now highlight it and press "y" with no quotes, then go to exit, and you should be back at the main menu, scroll all the way down to exit, then it asks if you want to save, hit yes (think is different from that save option you can select before exiting)
cp (System.map,arch/i386/boot/bzImage} /boot
if you don't use lilo as the boot loader, then ask someone how it install a new kernel image with it