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- Best Linux for old laptop to run "apm -s"?
November 18, 2005, 7:26 pm
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acpi but only apm to suspend (apm -s command)?
My old Toshiba Portege 7140CT (1999) worked succesfully with Fedora Core 3, but
with FC4 it manages resume from suspend only once in about 10 times.
I don't know why? I have tried all possible what I can.
I have reported it to Fedora Bugzilla
and they made some changes to latest FC4 update 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4
but it didn't solve the problem.
So, I think to change the Fedora to another distro, if you give me some clue
which one is the best linux for my laptop...
- Peter T. Breuer
November 22, 2005, 12:58 am
Re: Best Linux for old laptop to run "apm -s"?
There is nothing wrong with using apm. It's "better", if it is there
and it works, because it doesn't need software support. My TP X24 is a
I think I had one very similar - toshiba works to a proprietary scheme
for which you need not apm but the toshiba support drivers. I never
could get suspend to disk working through their interface (thanks partly
to their spec, which requires real mode bios calls), but suspend to ram
worked OK through standard apm.
As to the resume - I think I recall that the sound card is the culprit,
or the graphics card. I forget which. Unload the sound drivers or
switch out of X before doing the suspend.