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Old 02-07-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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where is the suspend-to-disk documentation?


I noticed that MEPIS 7 offers suspend-to-disk capability, so I tried it. It didn't work, saying "The resume partition is not set up. Probably you need to add a 'resume=...' option to your kernel command line and reboot. Suspend to disk and resume is not possible without a resume partition, please consult the documentation. You can skip this check by setting SUSPEND2DISK_SKIP_RESUME_CHECK to 'yes' in the sleep configuration file." Where would I find this documentation?--somewhere on my HD, or on the Internet? (By the way, it would have been more useful if MEPIS had mentioned at the time of installation that I need to create a special partition.)
 
Old 02-07-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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You don't need a special partition, you only need to make sure that your swap is at least as big as your physical RAM (because swap is where your stuff gets suspended to - unless you suspend to RAM).
Yes, the documentation should be on the internet. You should also be able to get some information from your system by using apropos suspend.

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:33 AM   #3
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Okay; I was just going by what the message said. What is Apropos Suspend?
 
Old 02-08-2008, 01:37 AM   #4
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apropos suspend is the command you would use to get a list of all software packages that have anything to do with suspending. If you don't like the French sound of apropos, you can use man -k instead. Just try it out, apropos or man -k will give you information about about anything you could do with a Linux box (you can start with apropos apropos).

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Old 02-09-2008, 10:09 AM   #5
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Ironically, I can pronounce apropos just fine, I simply can't type it very fast. So I have always used man -k instead. However, man -k is the equivalent of only the "plain vanilla" apropos; & does not have the "-w" option available if you need it. Try the following to see what I am talking about:
Code:
man -k     man*  | wc
apropos    man*  | wc
apropos -w man*  | wc
RTM apropos, man
 
Old 02-09-2008, 10:40 AM   #6
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Interesting! But I don' really use either, I use an RTFM bash script to call apropos
 
Old 02-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #7
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What does your script do?
 
  


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