Problem Suspending on Debian Etch
hughsient at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 08:44:00 PDT 2006
On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 17:16 +0200, Tim Dijkstra wrote:
> > I would *love* for debian to start shipping pm-utils.
> I understand it's going to be a dependency of hal, but what is so
> wonderful about it?
> I just browsed a bit through webcvs, but it seems to be a framework and
> a bunch of scripts with similar purpose to hibernate (the suspend2
> tool), but than with much less functionality...
In what way? It's designed to be very flexible so that distros and
vendor products can just drop in a single file and assume it "just
works" on all platforms and distros.
> Apart from that it seems to assume build in software suspend, no
> possibility to use userspace software suspend or suspend2.
That can be fixed trivially if required - and we really don't want to
support userspace software that is likely to replicate all the generic
work pm-utils does.
> In other
> words, I don't think it's ready to be a dependency of hal, the current
> setup seems better.
The mish-mash of looking for specific scripts to run on different
distros? All the distro suspend projects seem to be re-inventing the
wheel - i.e. run simple random stuff at suspend and resume - simple as
pm-utils is meant to cut through all the existing funcky stuff and
provide an easy to use pluggable system that can be used on any distro.
I think (IIRC) Ubuntu was going to use pm-utils for edgy, but they ran
out of time. I'm fairly sure pm-utils will be used by edgy+1, and by
Fedora Core 7.
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