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Old 10-02-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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Suspend to Ram - Debian Sarge

I thought about posting this in a # of diff forums here, but really its just a noobie question so here it is:

What is the native way in Sarge to send the computer into Suspend mode? What command does that by default, before trying all sorts of differnt solutions and so on.

I read about one command for another distro that definately did something to my computer, but didn't actually send it into a S3 (Suspend to Ram) state and instead just made my laptop seem to have crashed then then made my LCD screen turn into a kalidascope of colours.

So if you can tell me what the default command to do it is (or commands you use that work), then that's be great : )

Old 10-02-2004, 05:35 PM   #2
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Note that "echo -n "mem" > state" doesn't work, and just makes my screen go funny.

echo -n "disk" > state Seems to save the memory, and it takes about 10 seconds to do this then just goes back to the original screen mode.

echo -n "standby" > state Does nothing but muck up the screen

Here is the message I get (or most of it):

Freeing memory: ...|
ACPI: PCI interrupt GSI 16 level, low
Could not suspend device 0000:01:00.0: error -5
Restarting tasks... done


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Old 12-30-2004, 06:23 PM   #3
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Did you ever get this to work? I am stuck with the same problem now..
Old 06-26-2005, 07:27 PM   #4
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I'm actually running Deb Sarge myself, with similar issues, "echo -n "mem" > state" doesn't work... here's a script I'm working on (I have sound issues on resume that I haven't yet figured out)

echo "Initializing Suspend-to-RAM..."

# Empty logfile
echo > /tmp/suspend.log

#stop hotplug daemon (crash causer)
/etc/init.d/hotplug stop >> /tmp/suspend.log 2>&1

# Sleep cmd, here's your important one:
echo 3 > /proc/acpi/sleep

echo "...Resuming"

#restart hotplug
/etc/init.d/hotplug start >> /tmp/suspend.log 2>&1 &
good luck, hope this helps you out some!


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