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demmylls 09-11-2003 11:38 AM

is there a hibernate function in linux. i'm using redhat 9 now.
it would be nice if things that i've done halfway or plays game halfway then shutdown my pc and after that restart it and all work of mine is in the same condition before.

jspenguin 09-11-2003 12:59 PM

Ick... I'm pretty sure kernel 2.6 supports this (called software suspend), but Redhat insists on trying to backport everything to 2.4. I use Redhat 8 (kernel 2.4.14) but whenever I try to enable software suspend, the kernel fails to compile. I downloaded version 2.4.21, and support for software suspend was completely missing, which indicates that the official 2.4 kernel does not support it.

Bottom line: try kernel 2.6 (from

demmylls 09-12-2003 12:25 PM

thanx for that information. do you know when is the official release date of kernel 2.6? stable version ofcourse.

Proud 09-12-2003 04:47 PM

Mandrake 9.2rc1 and 2 seem to have this menu feature... though I've been too busy messing with getting more menu entries to try it atm ;)
9.2 is also meant to ship with a 2.6 test kernel, and there are several pre compiled in the Cooker (Mandrake development) contribution mirrors, and some 2.4 kernels with the pre-emptive patches applied, etc.

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