|author||Richard Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2006-04-26 22:00:21 +0000|
|committer||Richard Hughes <email@example.com>||2006-04-26 22:00:21 +0000|
2006-04-26 Richard Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Add README * Add AUTHORS
Diffstat (limited to 'README')
1 files changed, 25 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/README b/README
new file mode 100644
@@ -0,0 +1,25 @@
+=== pm-utils ===
+What is pm-utils?
+* Provides simple shell command line tools to suspend and hibernate computer
+that can be used to run vendor or distro supplied scripts on suspend and resume.
+Why do we need it?
+* As all the main distros are re-implimenting the same thing, over and over, to
+do something that's really quite trivial.
+Having the common locations for stuff means that software and hardware vendors
+can just install one file to do the clever stuff.
+* Distros can easily add/remove functionality by installing/removing one
+file into the hooks directory, for example:
+- enabling and disabling standby LED's on laptop hardware
+- enabling suspend GUI's like suspend2
+- re-enabling video
+- starting and stopping services that can't cope with suspending
+- re-syncing the time with ntp
+- removing and modprobing modules when needed
+- setting grub to be the default target for a hibernate-resume
+- other wacky things that need doing on specific systems