TuxOnIce is most easily described as the Linux equivalent of Windows’ hibernate functionality, but better. It saves the contents of memory to disk and powers down. When the computer is started up again, it reloads the contents and the user can continue from where they left off. No documents need to be reloaded or applications reopened and the process is much faster than a normal shutdown and start up.
TuxOnIce has a long feature list, including the ability to cancel hibernating or resuming by pressing Escape, image compression to save time and space, a versatile plugin architecture, support for machines with Highmem, preemption and SMP.
In general, you do NOT need to change any configuration file and you do NOT need to install the hibernate package. TuxOnIce automatically determines your swap partition. Just install the 3 packages above and try to supend and resume (“sudo pm-hibernate” in command line).
If suspend or resume does not work, take a look at “/var/log/pm-suspend.log” and “dmesg”, provide feedback on the mailing list, file a bug or contact the TuxOnIce PPA team members.
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