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Re: [E-devel] Suspend functionality for Entrance



On Thu, 24 Aug 2006 18:08:52 +0000
Hannes Janetzek <rastamasta@gmx.de> wrote:

This sounds good too. It would be even better as a module, I think. I'm waiting for some other opinions on this subject and if other people agree, I'll try to start writing it in a few days.

> Am Thu, 24 Aug 2006 18:43:58 +0300
> schrieb Eugen Minciu <minciue@gmail.com>:
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'd like to add functionality for a 'suspend to disk' feature in
> > Entrance, on Linux boxes. Right now, I'd like to allow this using
> > uswsusp, which is the easiest to set up (it does require a very new
> > Linux kernel version though). Of course, it should also be easy to
> > setup for swsusp2. 
> > 
> > Suspend to RAM could also be used with uswsusp, though I'm not sure
> > about swsusp2.
> > 
> > Also, I'm not aware of 'suspend to whatever' status in FreeBSD or any
> > other supported operating systems at the moment.
> > 
> Hm, I don´t think entrance would be the best place for this
> funtionality, since suspend is normaly used to resume to all open
> applications in their current state. 
> 
> But a module would be really nice :) I thought about doing such a
> module. With config for what should happen on acpi events like
> lid-open/close, etc, etc..
> 
> If you start making a module, I could do the suspend2 stuff, since it is
> the only method that works for me.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Hannes 
> 
>   
> 
> 
> > So as I see it right now, I should code the following.
> > 
> > 1) Check to see wether the OS supports suspend to ram or suspend to
> > disk. 2) Add two callbacks for each of the operations.
> > 3) Display two buttons for this functionality. In fact it could even
> > be 3 buttons as uswsusp can suspend to both at the same time.
> > 
> > 
> > Or maybe we shouldn't even bother with extra buttons
> > maybe the user should see a menu, or maybe he should be allowed to
> > select a 'default mode of operation', where, if he chooses so, the
> > power off button would suspend to hard-drive, or to RAM.
> > 
> > I'm waiting on your opinion regarding this entire thing. Also, I
> > can't do any graphical stuff (clueless) so if I you guys decide you
> > want me to do this, I can't be of any help with the graphics.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Eugen.
> > 
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