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Re: [vox-tech] sleep/standby mode under debian?
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Re: [vox-tech] sleep/standby mode under debian?

On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 02:40:15PM -0400, David Hummel wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 10:27:38AM -0700, ashleigh smythe wrote:
> > 
> > I was wondering if it is possible for my debian desktop (Dell
> > dimension) to power-down or go to sleep when not in use for a
> > certain amount of time?
> It is possible if APM and/or ACPI is configured in your kernel, and
> you are running apmd or acpid.  I believe ACPI support is more mature
> in 2.6.  Check out the apmd and acpid packages, and related tools and
> kernel modules.

I should mention that this also depends on power management support in
your BIOS.  I'd be surprised if the machine you are talking about
doesn't have some level of APM and ACPI support, or both.

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