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Jongi 05-19-2008 05:29 PM

HP Laptop hibernate/suspend/resume question
I m looking to get the laptop below. It seem sit will run Debian with few if any problems. My question is related to hibernating/suspend/closing the laptop. When I open the laptop again, how can I find out if it will cause problems on resume?


Fast facts
Processor type
        Intel® Core™ Duo T2600 Processor
• 2.16 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz Front Side Bus
Operating system installed
        Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
Compatible operating systems
        FreeDOS, Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
Display type
Display size
        15.4 inches diagonal
        Starting at 2.7 kg
Dimensions (W x D x H)
        3.5 (at front) x 35.8 x 22.7 cm
System features
Internal hard disk drive
        120 GB
Hard disk drive speed
        5400 rpm
Optical drives
Standard memory
        1 x 1024 MB DDR2
Memory slots
        2 SODIMM slots supporting dual channel memory
Memory upgrade
        Upgradeable to 2048 MB maximum
        Mobile™ Intel® 945GM Express Chipset or Mobile™ Intel® 940GML Express Chipset
        Starting at 2.7 kg
Dimensions (W x D x H)
        3.5 (at front) x 35.8 x 22.7 cm
Display type
Display size
        15.4 inches diagonal
Wireless technologies
        Intel® Wireless 802.11a/b/g
Wireless capability
        56K modem
Expansion slots
        Slots available for additional devices: 1 Type I/II PC Card slot supports both 32-bit CardBus and 16-bit cards
External I/O ports
        2 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, headphone, microphone, power connector, RJ-11, RJ-45
Graphic / audio
Graphic subsystem name
        Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Graphic subsystem video card memory
        Up to 224-MB shared system memory
Video resolutions description
        1280 x 800 WXGA
        Conexant CX20549 audio, headphone jack, microphone jack
Other information
        Full-sized keyboard
Pointing device
        Touchpad with scroll zone
Warranty standard statement
        1 year carry-in (pick-up and return in some countries (upgrades available, sold separately)) 1 year warranty on primary battery
Power features
        4-cell (32 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery
Power requirements
        External 65W AC adapter, HP Fast Charge Technology
HP Protection tools
        HP Drivelock, Configuration Control Hardware, Memory Change Alert, Ownership Tag, Setup Password, Power-On Password, Kensington Lock Slot
Security management
        Drive Lock, Kensington Lock slot
Operating temperature range
        0° to 35° C
Operating humidity range
        10 to 90% RH
Non-operating humidity
        5 to 95% RH

Dutch Master 05-20-2008 08:39 AM

Take a copy of Knoppix and/or Ubuntu on CD/DVD with you, ask the salesguy to reboot from it and simply try :) If the salesguy doesn't want to cooperate, it's time to find another shop.

Jongi 05-20-2008 05:36 PM

Good idea there

pixellany 05-20-2008 08:05 PM

Great idea, but I have yet to find any distro that's fully functional with laptops out of the box.
Flip side: I I would think that most mainstream laptops can be made to work

JimBass 05-20-2008 09:08 PM

Suspend almost always works without issues. It does on a brand new HP dv9820us.

As long as the motherboard supports it, linux can do it too.


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