[ltp] Suspend, hibernate and the 600E

Charles E Taylor IV linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 4 Dec 2003 11:15:03 -0500

On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 15:30:21 +0000 (GMT)
"Tony Sequeira" <tony@sequeira.com> wrote:

[Thinkpad 600E]

> > Have you made sure that suspend-on-lid-close isn't disabled in the
> > BIOS? 
> > On most thinkpads, this function can be enabled/disabled in the BIOS.
> I'll have a look, I don't remember such a BIOS option.

Unless you used either PS2.EXE or the Windows utilities, you haven't seen
most of the BIOS options.  That's one of the really annoying things about
the 600 (and quite a few other "vintage" thinkpads).

You can set up a few options by pressing F1 during boot (the so-called
"Easy Setup" menus), but most interesting things aren't there (like the
settings for power management, etc.).  

> I have a partition that I can use, so no problems there.  PS2.exe may
> be a problem, though I'll address this when I come to it.

For BIOS hibernation to work, I think you'll have to get youtself a DOS
boot disk and PS2.EXE (luckily, available from IBM's website - just search
for downloads for your model type).  A
purely Linux solution might be the software suspend patches for your

Just out of curiousity, has anyone been able to make a PS2.EXE disk using
FreeDOS or something similar?

> Thanks for your answer.  I take it that there is no single point of
> reference out there then (HOWTO).  Appreciate it.

I'd search the list archives - this question comes up periodically (as
does the question of how to get sound and modem working ... :) ).

*  Charles Taylor <tomalek@mindspring.com>
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