8.2 Suspending Your Computer
Whenever you need to cut down power consumption and you do not need
to run your system continuously, consider using one of
the three suspend modes supported by openSUSE:
- Suspend to Disk
All your data and the session data is saved to disk before the
system is laid to rest. It is thus protected against data loss
should you loose power in the meantime. Waking the system up again
is much faster than booting it from scratch.
- Suspend to RAM
All your data and the session data is saved to RAM. Bringing
the system up again is faster than restoring a session from disk.
Your data is written to RAM, the display is shut down, but the
system keeps running.
Whether all of these are available or just one or two depends on the
capabilities of your hardware. To trigger your system to enter one of these
modes, right-click the panel icon and select the respective option.