Partly because I don't want to lose these links, and partly because David Stanek wanted some advice on getting his Gentoo boxen to hibernate... Here are the two most useful links that I came across, which got me working without any troubles:
Most important for me with my ThinkPad's clock drift issues was to make sure to set
SaveClock yes. This means I don't have to use rdate or ntp to fix the time after reawakening, which is problematic if there's no Internet access handy at the time.
Since my ThinkPad doesn't support ACPI, I whipped up a simple script to use APM to monitor my battery charge and automatically hibernate once the charge drops below a given threshold. On my laptop, I put it in
/usr/local/bin/autohibernate.py and added it to my
/etc/conf.d/local.start so that it automatically kicks off as soon as I boot up.
So, there you go, Dave! Hope that helps!
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