[Utopia] Re: [Gnome-Power-Devel] power mgmt in GNOME; requirements?

On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 15:52:51 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:

> [1] : g-p-m should simply choose itself what sleep state to put the
> computer in; over time, for ACPI systems this may be S1 (sleep) -> S3
> (deeper sleep) -> S4 (suspend to disk AKA hibernate) after SLEEP_TIME,
> Either way, the point is that the user will have difficulty figuring the
> difference between "Suspend" and "Hibernate" and frankly he should never
> have to spend time worrying about the difference.
I disagree here. First a lot of users know the difference between
sleep/suspend and hibernate because of M$ Windows which already has this
difference, and second, there are cases when this is not what a user
wants. There are times when I want only suspend (S3), and times when I
want only hibernate. For S1 I don't care too much.

> [2] : ideally I wouldn't have them but just "do the right thing" when the
> lid is closed (suspend etc.) but unfortunately we cannot assume that since
> distros want to ship g-p-m with sleep completely disabled since ACPI on
> Linux blows out of the box.

Some people close the lid because they use external monitors, so is bad to
 assume that if you close the lid, the g-p-m should suspend the system.
And then SuSE has ACPI S3 and S4 enabled for some time, and most
others have at least S3.


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