[lug] Huh, that was easy.
cwagner at verbalworld.com
Wed Jul 30 09:20:05 MDT 2008
Anything with core memory should do this. I have a couple of DEC 16K
Unibus modules at home if you want to build one! ;-)
Was it possibly one of the early PDA type things before they called them
PDAs? My label printer does this!!
Nate Duehr wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2008, at 10:22 PM, David L. Anselmi wrote:
>> I noticed that my kpowersave thingy has a new look since this week's
>> upgrade. But some of the stuff (suspend, cpu frequency) didn't work.
>> No surprise, I never installed any suspend stuff and I haven't
>> bothered to learn how suspend works to know what I want. (I only
>> install stuff when I know enough about it to know that it's what I
>> So I asked google why suspend doesn't work and there was mention of
>> powersaved. So I installed it and rebooted. Then I pushed the
>> suspend to ram button and the little crescent moon went on for the
>> first time since I've owned this box.
>> Of course you know that resuming is the hard part, but that worked
>> too. There was a slight delay for the wireless to re-associate and
>> get an IP but it happened.
>> So now I'm going to see if suspend to disk works and when I get up in
>> the morning maybe I won't have to type my password for email. It'll
>> be just like Christmas.
>> Seasons greetings!
> I'm so conflicted reading this!
> On the one hand, Dr. Jeckyll says -- I think back to when I fought and
> fought and fought to get suspend-to-disk working on both a Debian
> machine and a Gentoo machine a couple of years ago and I'm ultra-happy
> for you that just installing a package made it work, no muss no fuss.
> STUFF THAT WORKS! Whoo hoo!
> On the other hand, Mr Hyde says -- About time! Every Mac in this
> house since OS9 days has done power management with aplomb... push a
> button, it goes to sleep, close the lid it goes to sleep and if the
> battery gets too low, it suspends to disk. (I do hate that it's not
> "easy" to force a suspend-to-disk on a Mac though... sometimes I know
> the machine will be off for a day or so, but I want it to come up
> where it left off, and ... the battery might be dead first. Maybe
> more than two days, I dunno...) The Windows XP desktop machines have
> never had any trouble with this either, and the major brand name
> laptops have always seemed to work too.
> All this over-thinking about Linux and computing lately... I'm going
> to have to put some other priorities ahead of entertaining my brain
> and catch up on some of those boring "normal life" things here soon.
> But it's really messing with me, trying to decide if I think it's good
> that your suspend works or if it's a yawner... I think oddly, it's both!
> YAY Dave. Seriously. Good stuff!
> I'm trying to remember, maybe someone can help me out here... wasn't
> one of the earliest home computers set up to come back up where it
> left off? I know it wasn't the Tandys, the Apples, the PCs, the TI
> 99/4A, the Commodores, or the Timex/Sinclair... can anyone remember
> the first personal computer they can remember that was engineered not
> to lose everything and start over when the power was removed and then
> turned back on? Interesting history question I guess... did it start
> with Windows? I doubt that, because I've never seen Microsoft come up
> with new ideas like that... hahaha... hmm. When was it?
> Nate Duehr
> nate at natetech.com
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