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Why remove s2ram

January 31st, 2008

The latest Ubuntu distro removes a key piece of software, s2ram, without justification. This is a major folly in my opinion, and from this thread, it appears many others feel the same.

I hope they restore this binary. In the mean time, I'm attempting to install the one from Debian. Why do I need this? For this:

s2ram --force --vbe_post

Hooray! It works! Now I just have to enable some devices to help the machine wake up.

Where's xfsm-shutdown-helper?

Now I can't find xfsm-shutdown-helper... where is it? Why isn't it included n Xubuntu? It is included on Debian: /usr/sbin/xfsm-shutdown-helper. See:

http://packages.debian.org/etch/xfce4-session

While I'm sure its a good thing for GUIs to be modular, it can be frustrating from time to time, especially when distros like Ubuntu are omitting or removing standard resources in lieu of their own methods. Again Ubuntu has aggravated me...

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