Halting the computer

Doghater dogsdostink at ozemail.com.au
Mon Aug 19 22:42:39 PDT 2002


On Mon, 19 Aug 2002 23:18:16 +0100
Antony Stone <Antony at Soft-Solutions.co.uk> wrote:

> On Monday 19 August 2002 11:01 pm, Doghater wrote:
> 
> > Is it possible to get linux to 'hibernate' - like windows laptops?
> 
> Yes, both my laptops can do it - an HP, and an Advent (aka Gericom).
> 
> I believe they handle it in hardware (ie Bios) because the key combination is 
> labelled on the keyboard and can't be changed, there's no options to enable 
> or disable it in the kernel, and there's no signal I can find (eg in inittab) 
> to tell the machine that's what you want it to do.
> 
> I believe many desktops can configure the power button to go into sleep mode 
> if you press it briefly, or power off if you hold it for >4 seconds.   Have a 
> look in your Bios settings to see what's there.


Thanks - I'll give it a go when I install linux on my laptop!
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