Faster sus­pend

Linux Format - - TUTORIAL SWAP FILE -

Tux­on­ice is an al­ter­na­tive method of sus­pend­ing and hi­ber­nat­ing your sys­tem. It re­quires a patch to the main­stream ker­nel, but there are pack­ages avail­able that will do this for you. For Ubuntu, you have a PPA at https:// launch­pad.net/~tux­on­ice. Note that in­stalling the pack­age is sim­ple, but mak­ing it sus­pend to a file is a lit­tle trick­ier, we’ve found.

One rea­son to use Tux­on­ice in­stead of the stan­dard pack­age is that the for­mer doesn’t clear the cache when sus­pend­ing. The ef­fect is that re­turn­ing from hi­ber­na­tion with Tux­on­ice will usu­ally make the sys­tem feel re­spon­sive faster than uswsusp, which dumps the cache when hi­ber­nat­ing.

There are also many other fea­tures avail­able, such as power man­age­ment and im­proved ACPI sup­port, so why not give it a try.

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