Availability of XO-1.5 ATest-2 machines

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Mon Jul 20 14:30:54 EDT 2009

On Mon, 20 Jul 2009, Chris Ball wrote:

> Hi,
>   > I know the hardware is able to do this, but does the linux system
>   > actually to this yet?
> Yes.
>   > I'm not aware of any sofware build that will sleep while the
>   > screen is still powered and displaying things.
> Every build since 8.2.0 (last October) does this, if you go to the
> Power control panel and turn on Automatic power management.  For
> more power saving by turning off the wifi chip, turn on Extreme
> power management.

my understanding from watching discussions here was that when the system 
went to sleep it powered down the display, because there was no way to set 
a timer to wake the system up a little later to then turn off the display.

David Lang

> For 1.5, we plan to turn this on by default, and decrease the amount
> of time we wait before entering suspend.
> - Chris.

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