[lug] Huh, that was easy.

Carl Wagner 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 
>> want.)
>> 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!
>> Dave
> 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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