2008.next: demonstrating suspend-resume

Randy has been blogging on the suspend-resume feature and how it's been improving on a variety of x86-based systems. A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the USGS Menlo Park campus, and decided to record a demonstration of my own laptop being suspended and resumed multiple times:

(You can also access the video on channelsun.)

The demonstration is using Build 99, so there are a few differences and improvements in the release candidates soon to be published. With careful timing of your battery discharging and recharging, you can shoot for uptimes in days to weeks.

I'm also demonstrating my ignorance of all video-making rules, in that I used a Panasonic Lumix LX-2 in movie mode, outdoors, near traffic, and then edited the video using OpenSolaris and open source tools. But I'll note that, even in real life, you'll have to peer at your r600 closely to see the orange suspension indicator.

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Comments:

Awesome! I am getting more and more excited about the 2008.11 release. Great work.

Posted by Abraham Tehrani on November 05, 2008 at 02:58 AM PST #

nice laptop! :)
(the suspend ain't bad either)

Posted by stevel on November 05, 2008 at 08:17 AM PST #

Cool demo, Stephen! What is the name of that app that shows current power consumption?

Posted by Andrei Dorofeev on November 06, 2008 at 04:43 AM PST #

@Abraham, @stevel: 2008.11 on the r600 is sweet. If I weren't upgrading so much, I'd be getting months of uptime.

@Andrei: it's /usr/bin/gnome-power-statistics, but you can trigger it from the power applet in the panel.

Posted by Stephen Hahn on November 06, 2008 at 08:22 AM PST #

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