[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Suspend and the blinking power led



On Mon, 2006-10-09 at 21:53 -0400, Louis Garcia wrote:
> > I noticed that windows doesn't have the power led blinking when
> > suspended as fedora does. Any reason for this? how much power does that
> > consume? Is their a way to change the behavior? This is on a laptop by
> > the way.
> 
> The difference is probably the nature of the suspend. Suspend to disk
> is when the system writes the memory to disk (swap area usually) and
> then turns off completely. No power used and no lights flashing.
> Suspend to memory is a different sort of hibernation where the system
> is put to sleep but the memory is kept powered up to retain its
> contents. This mode does require some power to keep the memory powered
> and usually has some kind of flashing light. The benefit of this
> approach is it is much faster to suspend/resume then the to-disk
> approach.
> So, how did you suspend the machine in each case ?
> 
> Chris
> 
> > -Louis

So lets talk linux terminology. The gnome menu has suspend and shut
down/hibernate, which does what? I thought suspend meant suspend to disk
and hibernate was suspend to ram?

-Louis


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]