"Last June I wrote about suspending and hibernating laptops
under Linux. Since then a few things have changed--thankfully, for
the better--so it's time to revisit the subject. Also, a few
readers have responded offering suggestions for improving the
suspend shell script I wrote back then, and I've incorporated these
suggestions in a new version; unfortunately most of the comments
are anonymous, so I can't give proper credit to their authors.
"The most important change since the last article is that
laptops with multi-core CPUs are now the de facto standard. Intel
Core Duo and Core2 Duo processors not only offer Symmetric
Multiprocessing (SMP) functionality to mobile users but also
consume less power, and thus produce less heat, than their
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