Suspend & power management

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Fri Jul 16 20:42:31 UTC 2010

On 07/16/2010 04:22 PM, JD wrote:
> and I assume you have sufficient swap space available
> to store your entire ram to swap.

Why does suspend to ram need swap space?  I can see why hibernate
(suspend to disk) might need it, but not suspend to ram....

> If these conditions are met, then
> clicking on suspend in the shutdown menu should (and does)
> work.

On whose hardware?  It didn't work for me on FC6 without using suspend2
(no called tuxonice).  It *did* work for me (without needing tuxonice)
on F9 without any problems, but it is broken again in F11 and remains so
in F12.  On my hardware.

Kevin J. Cummings
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