[ltp] Suspend, hibernate and the 600E

Tony Sequeira linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 04 Dec 2003 16:24:01 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 4 Dec 2003 11:15:03 -0500, Charles E Taylor IV wrote

> 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
> > 
> > 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).

Aha, that's why I don't remember it.  Perhaps tpctl has something to
control this.

> 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
> settings for power management, etc.).  

Yup, these I have seen.

> > I have a partition that I can use, so no problems there.  PS2.exe
> > 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
> 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
> kernel.

Is this 'swsusp' (sp) that I came across in my googling?

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

This could be an interesting project, but as I still have a licence and
disks for MSDOS 6.2 (I think - Win 3.1), I'll use that.  maybe when
(if) I get some time?

> > 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
I have searched, the problem is information overload.  It seems a
perennial problem.

> does the question of how to get sound and modem working ... :) ).

I *did* have a battle with the sound, and was pretty glad to get it
working.  The mwave modem is another future project.