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Old 09-29-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Standby/Suspend on Laptop


I am a Newbie, so keep the jargon gentle!

I have Fedora Core 4 on a laptop, and I want to be able to suspend the computer as one can do in Windows so I don't have to reboot the entire OS every time. When I right click on the tool bar at the top, there is an option to SUspend, but it always says it is unsuccessful. It is trying to execute /usr/bin/apm -s. All the other posts about suspending or going on standby here don't seem to help me. Is it that I can only do this as root?

Rob
 
Old 09-29-2005, 11:08 AM   #2
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Add acpi=off apm=on to your kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst as;
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-11.ELcustom ro root=/dev/md0 vga=771 acpi=off apm=on (or apm=power_off)

Reboot.
$ ps -aux | grep apm # be sure it's running.

# chmod +s /usr/bin/apm
$ apm --suspend

Can do similar with acpi, depends what your laptop likes.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 11:30 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Worked like a charm. Thanks!
 
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btw, on my laptop, also works closing and re-opening the lid.
 
  


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