[vdr] boot times

Patrick Gleichmann patrick at feedface.com
Mon Jun 27 19:01:06 CEST 2005

Sorry for the late reply but my diploma thesis eats most of my time..

On 22.06.2005, at 15:16, Nicolas Huillard wrote:

> Stefan Lucke a écrit :
>> Quoting Patrick Gleichmann:
>>> I don't think the boot time is that important.
>>> Just try to get S3/S4 running. I have a full gentoo distrib on my
>>> system, but it only takes about 12 sec. till I get a picture -  
>>> thanks
>>> to suspend to disk. Suspend to Ram also works more or less, only the
>>> VGA output doesn't function.
>> For resuming from S3 (suspend to ram) you need to enable a bios  
>> option to
>> reinitialise VGA.

Thanks, even though I haven't tested it yet.

>>> Hw: EpiaM10000.
>> I thought S4 (suspend to disk) is not supported by C3 architecture  
>> due to a
>> missing instruction/feature (pse or pse36) http://www.suspend2.net/ 
>> status
> Software Suspend 2 is a patch against kernels 2.4 or 2.6, that adds
> features to the swsusp code present in the legacy 2.6 kernel only.
> See http://www.suspend2.net/features
> Patrick should explain what versions he uses (kernel, kernel  
> parameters,
> hibernate script, etc.)
> I personnally experimented with swsusp from the 2.6 branch on an old
> laptop (Vaio, broken ACPI), and it began to work a bit reliably with
> kernel 2.6.10.

I just use a plain 2.6 kernel w/o additional patches, so my S4 mode  
is done using "swsusp". No unusual kernel parameters.

I posted my scripts a while ago on the VDR-Portal - sorry the  
comments are in german:

Some parts of the script are responsible for a automatic reboot after  
a timer change to set the alarm clock using NVRAM. After the reboot  
the script sends the machine to sleep.

Patrick Gleichmann (mailto:patrick at feedface.com)
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