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Join Date: Apr 2009
05-17-2009, 05:09 PM
Here's what worked for me: Disabling 'Hibernate' mode in DellEFI. I'm still using the 1.1 final and always 'verbose boot'...
I noticed that no matter what settings I have the /var/vm/sleepimage used for hibernation always comes up corrupt. It's a fact of life that some early Powerbooks didn't support hibernation and this seems to be the case with Mini9s. So switch it off.
- Use DellEFI, run Custom and do it from there, or,
- Use the 'SmartSleep' prefPane -- search for the current version on MacUpdate.com
...to disable Hibernation... once I did that I could just sleep/wake by any means I'd use in any other laptop (clamshell close/open, keystroke, menu item, etc).
Hibernation used to be dicey even with the APPL laptops, that's why SmartSleep was made and why some users (me included) prefer to disable it entirely.
Join Date: Mar 2009
05-18-2009, 09:47 AM
The nature of Smart Sleep is that it saves memory in both RAM and on the hard disk, so that if there's still battery life left, you can wake up instantly using the RAM, and if not, you can wake with minimal delays by reloading from disk when there's power again. This has the downside that it always takes up an amount of disk space approximately equal to the amount of RAM you have. Since the latter option does not work on the Mini 9, it's disabled, and you're left with the former option - but if your battery runs flat, your machine will have to do a full reboot next startup.
I'm curious... why do you use verbose boot normally? There are valid reasons, I'm not disputing that, but for most users it's only useful for testing and diagnostic purposes... and can be enabled on a per-boot basis with the -v switch at the boot prompt if needed.
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