Hi everyone...not entirely sure if this is the right section, if not, please move the thread for me.
One thing that my laptop was able to do under Windows, that I have not been able to get Linux to reproduce is when the machine has been in suspend/standby for a period of time -- say 10 minutes -- it will switch automatically from suspend to hibernation to totally conserve power and battery... when the lid is then again opened, the machine resumes as normal.
I liked this feature, and was hoping it would work just the same in Linux but I am stuck... I installed kpowersave and noticed it had options for suspending after 5 minutes and hibernating after 10 minutes, and I thought that was the way to do it, but the hibernation never kicks in on its own because I suppose the power manager gets suspended with the machine when the lid is closed
I did find an answer for IBM Thinkpads,(tpctl
) but alas my laptop is a Dell. Anyone find an answer for this? Please share!
I am using Mint 6 Felicia.