After I just update my KDE to version 3.5.6 I noticed two things. Well, first of all konqueror has a nasty bug in the WordPress article creation input field (will post a bug report tomorrow), but I will survive that one. And second, and that’s the impressive part, when I close the KDE session I’m not only asked if I want to shutdown, quit or cancel – I can also suspend the machine.
I’ve never tried it on a Linux computer, and to be honest I was always a bit envious of the Windows users who could suspend their machine so easily. Well, this time I gave it a try. It needed a dozen seconds to go totally down. After that I pressed the power key again – and was back in KDE in less than a dozen seconds – without any bigger problems!
Ok, I had to restart
NetworkManager manually (LAN card), and also the virtual terminals at Ctrl+Alt+F… are seriously broken, but everything else just worked, out of the box, without any manually tweaking. I’m very impressed because I wasn’t aware that it is so easy. Btw., I’m not even sure which kind of suspend that was (to disk or to ram), but that doesn’t matter to me atm.
Now I’m really excited about Fedora 7 because the plan is to improve the Laptop bits quite a lot – and Suspend is such a bit. But now my bed calls me, it is already early morning here. But maybe I will try the Suspend a second time, just for fun and to see my KDE coming back in just some seconds.