Re: gnome 3

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Alan Cox <alan lxorguk ukuu org uk> wrote:
> > The correct use case for any electronic device is power on when using it,
> > power off when not.
>  I couldn't agree any more. The default behaviour should be
> shut-down/restart.

In the suspend case there are very good reasons for not wanting the user
to think they have powered off and get a nasty surprise like overheating
but in the hibernate case the device *is* off. The system state is
committed to disk and the power is killed.

Using suspend when a laptop is being moved also violates many companies
security policies because it's rather too easy to extract data from such
a system. If it's stolen when using hibernate + encryption it is pretty

So you don't want to muddle suspend and hibernate + poweroff.

> This will be awesome if can have this behaviour. When starting the computer
> user can select between 'resume' and 'new session'. Can we not write the
> session data to the disk and access it on next boot?

It's called "hibernate". Most electronica comes back on in roughly the
state you turned it off.

Thank you!!! And show me how do I access so called 'hibernate' in gnome shell.
I didn't ask for a name. I asked for a feature.

One more issue. I have just one user account in my system. Still I get 'logout' and 'switch user' in the menus. and obviously no restart or shutdown.


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