Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2007 18:23 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Rafael J. Wysocki (a suspend maintainer) has written an article speaking about the current status of suspend and hibernation support in Linux, its design, know problems, and future development. "Below is a document describing the current state of development of the suspend and hibernation infrastructure: how it works, what known problems there are in it and what the future development plans are (at least as far as I am concerned)."
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This very issue hinders Linux acceptance
by RedIcculus on Fri 27th Jul 2007 19:03 UTC
RedIcculus
Member since:
2005-08-09

Even if a big vendor like Dell picks up Ubuntu, suspend and hibernate are glaring flaws in Linux that will prevent widespread acceptance of non-Microsoft systems.

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airwedge1 Member since:
2006-02-22

"Even if a big vendor like Dell picks up Ubuntu, suspend and hibernate are glaring flaws in Linux that will prevent widespread acceptance of non-Microsoft systems."

The whole point of a big vendor picking up linux, is that it would be there responsibility to make sure they put hardware into a linux machine, and have everything work.

So if a particular motherboard did not work with ACPI linux, then either that motherboard will not be included (using a differnt one), or the maker of the motherboard, would be force to create the correct drivers for it to be sold with a linux desktop.

so having dell pick up ubuntu would be a huge help for making acpi work in linux.

I personally am using an hp pavillion zv5000. It took some minor config file changes to get it to work, but I haven't had a single problem with it. It's actually been on/hibernating multiple times a day for past 2 months without a single problem. the wifi even disables itself on sleep, and wakes back up and reconnects on wake.

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I personally am using an hp pavillion zv5000. It took some minor config file changes to get it to work, but I haven't had a single problem with it. It's actually been on/hibernating multiple times a day for past 2 months without a single problem. the wifi even disables itself on sleep, and wakes back up and reconnects on wake.

Same here, using a Compaq Presario v2310. After a little fiddling around it works flawlessly.

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