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Julio Biason
Date: 2005-04-10 22:37
Subject: Not quite off, but not quite on either
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Today I just experienced the “Hibernate” option on GNOME logout. I’ve already read about it: it saves the memory state on hard disk, which is restored when the system boots. It allows faster booting, while allowing programs to remain their state even with the computer going off.

So far, I don’t thing I will turn this computer off for some time. :)
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rafasgj
User: rafasgj
Date: 2005-04-11 02:07 (UTC)
Subject: Is it based on Software Suspend?
If so, it does work, but from time to time you have to shut down your machine. Also, keep a boot option to bypass "hybernate state", since it can save you someday.

I had uptimes of several days, using only the notebook batery with it (no GNOME support by the time), but following above rules prevented a lot of headaches.

If you use too many services (i.e. deamons like httpd, ftp, ssh or so) it does not save much of the boot time, since it is safer to stop/start this services even when hybernating/sleeping/suspending.
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Julio Biason
User: slowbr
Date: 2005-04-11 09:57 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Is it based on Software Suspend?
I think it is software suspend. The option simply "showed up" someday, after updating my system.

Oh, and thanks for the tips. I'll try keep it running this way to see how much time things go 'till falling apart. :)
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rafasgj
User: rafasgj
Date: 2005-04-11 16:24 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Is it based on Software Suspend?
Please, keep me updated of the problems you found.

Software suspend seemed to have a "good enough" future by the time I used it. If it's more stable, I want to give it a try.

Good luck.
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User: hisham
Date: 2005-04-11 02:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Is there anything GNOME specific in it? (Just curious, really -- I figure some session management tricks could be employed to further optimize this.)
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Julio Biason
User: slowbr
Date: 2005-04-11 09:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't think. I just mentioned GNOME 'cause it is where I saw the option -- nothing else.

It is probably software suspend.
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