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January 6th, 2006

emo kid of my dreams @ 02:23 am

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I'm almost, but not quite, over this stupid flu I've had for the past two+ weeks; I'm still sleeping a hell of a lot, and having unpleasant dreams to boot. As a kid I used to have nightmares of the boogeyman chasing me down the living room hallway, my legs unresponsive and having to drag myself along by my hands. As an adult, though, I can only remember a very few dreams where I've felt physically threatened; it's all emotional or social trauma, instead.

As long as I'm whinging, I may as well moan about how my laptop won't enter ACPI S1 standby; I suspect that Dell fucked something up in the settings. Wah!
 
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From:antonb_ru
Date:January 6th, 2006 11:06 am (UTC)
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Happy New Year!
From:twid
Date:January 6th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
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Cheryl had the same evil flu, only with the bronchitis bonus feature. Seems to be going around. At least it's not avian! :)

Glad you're feeling better. Sleep/hibernate has never worked right for me on any winderz or linux laptop. Evil evil.


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From:midiamin
Date:January 6th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
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As a couple datapoints, suspend-to-ram works 29 out of 30 cycles on my old T20 under 2.6 whether using APM or ACPI, and worked with APM under 2.4. Pretty sure I had it working on the (dreaded) Inspiron 3800 I had at work long ago. STR may be a scary hack, but it does work in at least some cases. Sorry it's not working for you, Moof.

Linux also incorporated software suspend-to-disk in the last year or so, and that's worked pretty reliably for me, even when the ACPI drivers have gone catatonic on me for whatever reason. No arcane hardware trickery involved. Just write state to swap and power down. Safe as houses.
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From:moof
Date:January 6th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
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APM in general has been far more reliable for me than ACPI, sadly enough. ACPI is an Intel spec, though, so I guess that explains most things.

The big problem with suspending to disk is restoring all the drivers to their previous state, which means reinitializing everything; that's where things are hung-up on NetBSD right now.

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