[ltp] Hibernate Partitions on R32?

Greg Herlein linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 6 Jan 2003 10:26:42 -0800 (PST)

I have a new R32 Thinkpad that I've installed SuSE 8.0
on.  Everything seemed to work on SuSE 8.0 except that the
wireless drivers were old and wrong with SuSE.  

I manually upgraded to the stock 2.4.20 kernel to be able to use
current wireless stuff.  I'll post findings later on what I had
to do to get everything working.  I do have sound, onboard
ethernet, X etc working.  Have not played with the modem yet.  
USB works fine too, though it has not been extensively tested.

The special keys are not working at the moment: but I have not
tried to get the thinkpad modules compiled and runnign yet

When I did the install I blew away the XP and IBM partitions and
let linux have the whole thing.  Hibernate seems to work OK for
me though - I close the lid and it sleeps, and it wakes up when I
open the lid again.

The question is, do I lose some functionality by not having the
special partition?  I suppose that the R32 is keeping ram alive,
which of course is more power than if it could just sluff it all
off to disk and power down all memory.

Comments welcome.