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Old 10-17-2004, 10:23 PM   #1
monke
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RH9, Sony Vaio, Want 'Sleep' option (not full shut down)


Well the title pretty much says it all, I use this laptop for school and I want to be able to put it into a state of not using much power, where I can easily, and quickly wake it to take notes.

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Old 11-05-2004, 06:02 PM   #2
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Depending on the VIAO it may be an acpi vs. apm issue. Sony was one of the first manufacturers to latch onto acpi only machines which means that you might have an acpi crate. RH9 had NO ACPI support at all. You can hand upgrade kernels and hand hack it in there, or upgrade to one of the Fedora Cores... To see if this is the case:

/sbin/lsmod

And see if apm is listed in there.

If its not, try and load it:

/sbin/modprobe apm

If it loads... well check "dmesg" and see if its seeing stuff, it should be able to handle sleep modes, if not, who knows....

If it was made between 1999 and 2003 its probably an ACPI and APM supported laptop, but its all grey area by version.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 11-15-2004, 08:00 AM   #3
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if it's only ACPI, then you can just recompile your kernel with acpi support and install the packages "acpi" and "acpid" (not sure where to find them exactly, shouldn't be too hard); then add a kernel parameter "acpi=on" to your lilo/grub config
once you've done that tho, you might still be out of luck, as afaik sleep states are flaky at best, and don't always work with linux (depends on the laptop). I know mine doesn't
 
  


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