Faster is nice but ...
Posted Sep 20, 2003 23:38 UTC (Sat) by euvitudo
In reply to: Faster is nice but ...
Parent article: Boot Linux faster (IBM developerWorks)
I currently have two laptops: one for personal use, one for work. I can suspend the personal laptop just fine, and do not have to reboot it. However, since I currently have no battery, I have to reboot if I need to move it across the room, or unplug it for any reason. However, this is really not a problem.
The real problem I have is with my work computer. It has fairly new hardware (February/March 2003), which is the main problem. APM works, but when I wake up the system, it is frozen, and totally unusable. ACPI seems to work somewhat, but I still have problems with it freezing. This is due to an integrated mini-pci wireless card, and/or the Radeon 9000 that X can't seem to bring back up. Quite annoying really. Hence, I have to reboot it when I travel to and from work.
Therefore, faster reboot times are relevant and could be very useful to me--at least until ACPI is supported for my machine.
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