[Pm-utils] pm-utils 1.3.0-rc1 available to testing

Victor Lowther victor.lowther at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 08:09:24 PST 2009

On Dec 7, 2009, at 10:00 AM, Frederic Crozat <fcrozat at mandriva.com>  

> Le 06/12/2009 05:24, Victor Lowther a écrit :
>> PM-utils 1.3.0-rc1 is not available for testing.  Notable changes  
>> from
>> the pm-utils 1.2 series:
>> * We now have a suspend-hybrid method that does not rely on  
>> tuxonice or
>> userspace suspend/resume.  It initially suspends the box, and sets an
>> alarm to wake up in 15 minutes.  If the system is not resumed  
>> before the
>> alarm goes off, it will wake up and hibernate. You should be sure
>> hibernate works before using this mode -- if the system fails to
>> hibernate, it will not go back to sleep on its own (working around  
>> this
>> involves better reporting from the kernel about the last sleep  
>> state --
>> I have a patch forthcoming for that), and if you cannot resume from
>> hibernate you may as well have not even tried to hibernate in the  
>> first
>> place.
> One thing to keep in mind (it might be more needed for g-p-m and KDE  
> equivalent) : users might think they laptop are really  
> "off" (harddisk not running) and moving it in a backpack or whatever  
> and the "hibernate part" could be started while laptop is not a  
> "physicaly" stable position. Maybe g-p-m / kpowersave should warn  
> users the first time they enable "hybrid" suspend (with explanation  
> on the timeout)..

It is not an issue for g-p-m right now because it does not expose  
hybrid suspend at all. I do not know if kpowersave does - I have not  
used kde  since the mid 1990's.

> -- 
> Frederic Crozat
> Mandriva

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