Questions about suspending your computer and related power-management questions.

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How can I remotely test if a machine is hibernated/asleep?

I'd like to be able to test if a remote Windows machine is asleep or not. Whether this is suspend or hibernate doesn't matter. I was originally trying to do this with a ping, but I would think that ...
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Security considerations with TrueCrypt and Intel Rapid Start

I'd like to encrypt my Windows system partition with TrueCrypt on my new notebook. It's using an SSD and supports Intel Rapid Start technology. As far as I've understood it, the computer only goes ...
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ubuntu suspend works, but then immediately starts

Having a strange problem after upgrading from Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04. Previously I could suspend just fine, the computer will switch itself off. Pressing the ON button will switch it on and it will ...
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Automatically lock screen of Chromebook when lid is closed

Can a Chromebook be configured to automatically lock the screen when I close the lid? There is a discussion in If someone steals my chromebook while it's off, will him be able to see my cached data? ...
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How do I pause and restart VirtualBox virtual machines on ACPI suspend?

I use VirtualBox to set up Web developer environments on my laptop. If I suspend the computer and then restart, I'll get very long startup times while VirtualBox spins back up. I have much less of a ...
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Brightness doesn't change. But, sleeping the computer and coming back, works

I can't change my brightness on my laptop and I would like a help to solve this problem. Using kcmshell4 kgamma I can change the constrast. But using xbacklight nothing happens. If I put ...
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Is my computer in ACPI S3 mode?

I recently got a new motherboard for my Intel Core 2 Quad 9300-based PC (the old motherboard was fried). The old motherboard was an ASUS IP35 Pro, while the new one is a Gigabyte G41MT-S2. Since the ...
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How to make GNOME 3 use suspend-hybrid?

How can I make GNOME 3 use pm-suspend-hybrid instead of pm-suspend when closing the lid or using suspend from the menu?
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What happens when computer goes into Sleep (Suspend ) mode when the RAM is full

When the computer goes to sleep or suspend mode, the state of the OS and all the processes are stored in your PC's Random Access Memory (RAM) What if the RAM (physical or virtual or both) are maxed ...
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Why my USB mouse gets suspended after 3 seconds of inactivity?

Mouse's bottom LED goes off after 3 seconds after connection and cursor movements and wheel stops. Pressing any button, reconnecting or resetting USB device resumes it for another 3 seconds (when ...
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Suspend only works once after full power cycle with Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3

This one is strange. I can't seem to get suspend working more than once per power cycle. When I say "power cycle," I mean the only way to get one proper suspend is to cut power from the power supply ...
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Determining whether a motherboard supports software suspend

I'm in the process of building a HTPC, and being the sort of person I am, I'm building it from parts. I'd really like to allow it to suspend-to-RAM (for power/noise) reasons, but, of course, that ...
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Western digital HD WD5000AAJS keeps suspending

I have a 500Gb Western Digital HD WD5000AAJS (ZZYFA0) which keeps to suspend very frequently. When I access it after a couple of minutes I need to wait for it to spin up again. I'm using Win7 ...
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Computer randomly resumes from suspend

Recently my desktop machine (dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 11.04) started resuming from suspend mode at random times. This usually happens in the middle of the night, but it happened once while I was ...
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Resume suddenly fails after suspend on Ubuntu 11.10 (was working before)

My suspend has always worked but stopped doing so yesterday. The days before I fiddled around a bit with Xorg, but I have reverted all those changes already. What I was working on was vaapi support ...
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Resume from Suspend comes back Locked now, what could have changed?

Win 7 Pro, 64 bit, on Dell Laptop. I use Suspend to RAM and Resume all the time, often 5-6 times a day. I rarely if ever shut down. Recently I noticed that upon resume, I get screen that my account ...
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Win7Pro 64bit Sleeps, then wakes up and finally hibernates

I use Sleep/Suspend all the time since I rarely shut my laptop down. I probably Sleep/Suspend 5 or 6 times every day. (Wake up, work at home, suspend, get on the bus, wake up, work, suspend, get to ...
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Laptop turns on spontaneously

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, about three years of age. Usually I suspend it (put into sleep) in the evening and resume in the morning. Recently the laptop started turning on by itself during ...
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Computer wakes up from standby when mouse moved

I have an Asus A8N-SLI motherboard in my media HTPC, running Windows XP. Normally it remains in sleep mode but when the USB (wireless) mouse is even slightly jogged it wakes up which means it often ...
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Does Windows use an RTC wake up to switch from suspend to hibernate?

In Windows 7 power management, you can state that suspend should happen after x minutes, and hibernate should happen after y minutes. So if x=10 and y=180, then the machine must come out of suspend ...
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How to run a task every time computer resumes from suspend or hibernate in Windows

Is there a way in Windows XP to run a task every time a computer resumes from suspend/hibernate? On workstation unlock would also work.
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Screen buffer is corrupted when resuming from suspend in Xubuntu

I have a ThinkPad x220 and Xubuntu 11.04. At work I use an external 22" monitor with a VGA cable. When my day is over, I tell Xubuntu to disconnect from the monitor and only use the laptop monitor. ...
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Suspend computer with a regular user (Windows Server 2008 R2)

I have a server 2008 R2 as a Workstation, with Active Directory set up, an Admin and a regular Domain User. With the Administrator I'm able to suspend/hibernate the computer and I'd like to do the ...
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Is it possible to prevent the win7 suspend state while using JDownloader or MiPony using script?

Does anyone know if there is a way to prevent windows 7 to go to suspend while using JDownloader or MiPony? using scripting ? perhaps powercfg command ?
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remote desktop while computer's in power saving mode

Will remote desktop still work when Windows has turned off the hard drive? Can I still login remotely?
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How to disable autoresume of a ZFS-formatted drive on Ubuntu

I've bought an external hard drive. I want to use it with Ubuntu 11.04 (kernel 2.6.38-11-server) and the zfs-fuse package. I've successfully formatted the disk to zfs. The disk is suspending when it ...
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Windows XP SP3 - Freezes at “Preparing for Hibernate” (or StandBy) caused by Bluetooth driver

Dell Lattitude E6410, 4GB ram, Windows XP SP3. I've had it for about 6 months, it has been very well behaved, no unexpected problems to speak off. Then suddenly, in the last three days, it froze ...
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Linux:How to hibernate after a period of sleep

One of the windows features I miss in linux is the following: In windows you close the notebook lid and the system suspends to RAM, after a while (configurable) the computer automatically wakes up and ...
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Debian often reboots halfway through resume from suspend to disk (hibernate)

I'm on a Lenovo ThinkPad W510, using Debian Squeeze but with the Kernel and acpi-related packages from testing (this was necessary to make hibernate work in the first place). When I hibernate my ...
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Inhibit suspend under Gnome

I have enabled the gnome (2.30) screensaver and set it to suspend the machine after so many minutes. It works fine! Now, there are cases that I want to use the machine in "server mode". That is, ...
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Will suspend be proper for a laptop to be put into bag and carried to another place?

Ubuntu on my Laptop can now only suspend but not hibernate. If I want to put the laptop into a bag and carry it to my class or office, will suspending it be okay? Will there be too much heat after ...
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Is there a way to suspend individual desktop applications to disk? (primarily Linux)

Note that this question is different than, but related to, "How do I suspend my computer?" It is also different than, but related to, questions about the "session management" capability in popular ...
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Avoid spinup of secondary harddrive upon resume from suspend

I've just installed an extra handdrive. I intend to store movies etc on it, so it will be seldom used. When I suspend or resume the harddrive spins up, even if the drive is unmounted. Is there a way ...
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Unreliable resume from suspend?

My desktop PC (home-built) resumes from suspend somewhat unreliably. I'd say that it resumes successfully about 85-90% of the time and hangs with a blank screen 5-10% of the time. As far as I can ...
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High fan speed after return from suspend (on Ubuntu)

I've got a HP ProBook 5310m laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 (32 bit). When I return from suspend, the fan speed is usually very high: FDTZ sensor reports "90 °C". Yes, the units are wrong, since FDTZ does ...
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Is there a way to hibernate windows applications separately?

Just freeze an application (suspend the CPU, save its state to disk) and 'defrost' it when I want to use it 4 weeks later.
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Suspend and hibernate stopped working after motherboard upgrade on Ubuntu

I recently upgraded my old MSI based Pentium IV motherboard to new Asus M4A79XTD EVO/USB3 and AMD Phenom II X6 1090T with 4 Gb ram. I kept the old HD with Ubuntu 10.10 installed. After the update I ...
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How can I get suspend or hibernate to work on my Acer Aspire 7551 laptop with Ubuntu 10.04?

If I try to suspend or hibernate on my Acer Aspire 7551 laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 64bit I can't get it to wake back up. When I open the lid after suspending I hit a key and see the power button light ...
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Is it possible to disable ACPI Suspend in Windows XP?

Is it possible to disable ACPI Suspend in Windows XP? I don't mean the "Control Panel, Power Settings,..., choose never to sleep, actions on button, choose 'ask me', actions on close lid, choose 'no ...
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How can I make KDE suspend my laptop when I unplug it while the lid is already closed?

In KDE, I have set my preferences so that if I unplug my laptop and then close the lid, it will go into sleep mode. However, if I close the lid first and then unplug it, it will not suspend. More ...
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Keyboard very unresponsive after resume (just upgraded to Lucid)

Yesterday I upgraded first from Jaunty to Karmic, and immediately after that to Lucid. Most things seems to have gone well, but I have a problem with suspend/resume. After resuming my Compaq-branded ...
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How to troubleshoot suspend and hibernate in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu Lucid installed on a Panasonic Toughbook CF-29. Most things work well, but, under Gnome, suspend and hibernate do not work. Interestingly, in Xubuntu, hibernate does work. So my ...
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Ubuntu hibernate resume fails: “PM: Resume from disk failed”

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.4 from 9.10, and it's now hiding the hibernate and suspend options. How do I get them back? So the way you do this is make sure that your swap partition is in /etc/fstab ...
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Suspended Laptop Cannot Wake Up - Ubuntu

I've got an ASUS G73JH, and whenever I suspend it or hibernate it, it will not wake up. The screen stays backlight but is black. The fan remains running, however the HDD does not, not disk activity is ...
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Disabling Keyboard Wakeup for Ubuntu 10.04 on Acer 1810TZ

My Acer Aspire 1810TZ laptop suspends fine but wakes up on any slight key-press. I would like to disable this behaviour. I read that it involves disabling something in the /proc/acpi/wakeup but SLPB ...
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How do I diagnose Windows XP failure to automatically suspend on idle?

Since upgrading my hardware (mobo, CPU and memory) a couple months ago my computer no longer automatically suspends and hibernates after the configured idle periods. Both functions work just fine ...
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VMware Workstation: suspend all virtual machines with vmrun

I know I can suspend a given VMware virtual machine on the command line with: vmrun suspend /path/to/virtual_machine_file.vmx Is there any way to suspend all virtual machines at once using vmrun? ...
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How do I make Ubuntu resume from suspend mode by pressing a key on the keyboard?

In Windows I can get my computer to resume from sleep mode by pressing any key on the keyboard. My keyboard is a Logitech G15 (USB). How can I get this functionality in Ubuntu?
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Laptop sleep: How to go into S3 easily?

Laptop: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi-3525 OS: Vista When my laptop is plugged in and I close the lid, it goes into S1 sleep. This means that there is still: fan noise (annoying when trying to sleep at ...
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Why does suspend not work (the computer turns right back on)?

On a recent Windows 7 (fresh install), I cannot suspend the computer, as it will immediately turn right back on. I was able to suspend just fine running on XP. Also this is a desktop machine.