In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 283, Issue 5, Message 13
On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 10:56:24 -0800 Yuri <y...@rawbw.com> wrote:
> Paul B Mahol wrote:
> > On 10/23/09, Yuri <y...@rawbw.com> wrote:
> >> I tried to make system hybernate with 'acpiconf -s4' on my laptop.
> >> It quickly turned off, but when I press the power button it boots like
> >> no hybernate and begins to check disks.
> >> What can be wrong?
> > OS S4 is not implemented, but BIOS S4 is possible on some machines ...
> > And on 8.0 and 9.0 i386 SMP doesnt resume properly (amd64 works).
> 'acpiconf -s4' also brings laptop to unwakeable state. Power button
> begins to flash, when I press any button there is some disk activity,
> power button light turns on. And nothing happens. 'apm -z' produces
> similar result.
> Maybe it's better to ask what works?
> Is there any way I can use suspend/sleep mode? Any basic way to make it
As Paul said, hibernation only works if the machine's BIOS supports it
(hw.acpi.s4bios = 1) AND you've already prepared a suitable disk area,
usually a separate slice (DOS partition) or as a file in a 'doze slice.
To make even a vaguely informed guess as to whether hibernation and/or
acpiconf -s3 (suspend/resume) might work, we'd need to know:
What version of FreeBSD on which architecture? (output of 'uname -a')
What make and model of laptop? (someone may know if that one works)
Whether it runs a single or multiple CPUs? (see /var/run/dmesg.boot)
The output of 'sysctl hw.acpi' ?
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