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

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Why can I only suspend using Ctrl-Z in screen under Cygwin?

I'm using Cygwin with ConEmu in Windows 7. I can't suspend programs in bash using CtrlZ unless I'm using GNU/Screen. I've seen suggestions to use mintty, and that works, but I'm not sure why it makes ...
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keeping remote X11 applications during remote client (i.e. Xserver) computer sleeps/hibernate/suspend

i'm using using slow but portable computers (asus eeepc, vivobook, etc) and do all my development on a remote server. most of the time i just ssh to the server, start a screen session, if anything ...
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How to force a Dell Latitude D830 to remain “on” after closing the lid?

I'm repurposing and old Dell Latitude D830 laptop for a Nagios monitoring server at work. Works great until I close the lid. Is there a way I can force this laptop not to suspend when I close the ...
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Saving the entire state (hibernate) of Ubuntu into a file and select it for restore?

I wanted to know if it's possible to simulate the hibernate process of Ubuntu to save the entire state session into a file. Then to select which one to restore ?
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WRT54G router with tomato firmware doesn't connect to internet if Windows 8 PC is suspended

This problem began occurring within the past couple of days, and to my knowledge I made no changes to any hardware or to my network layout. I have a Windows 8 PC connected to a gigabit switch (D-Link ...
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My laptop behaves strange after suspend

When waking my laptop from suspend, it behaves very strange - the CPU quickly gets hot and the battery drains insanely fast. Looking into powertop, there is a process called 'rtc_timer_do_work' that ...
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Keeping a USB drive mounted in sleep mode

How can I make my computer sleep but not automatically change the state of the USB flash drive I am using? I have it mounted on / because my hard drive broke, and whenever my computer wakes up it ...
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How to suspend the Linux system for a specific period of time remotely?

I'd like to suspend or hibernate my RedHat 5 Linux system for a specific period of time. For example I'd like to suspend the system at 12:00 and wake it up at 15:00 remotely. Is there any way to do ...
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Is Always on or Suspend/Standby better for HDD?

From a HDD protection stand point, is it better to leave my desktop always on for the whole day, or is it better to let it Suspend/Standby after a given period of time (say 30 minute)?
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How to find out why Fedora will not resume

I have a Fedora 17 desktop system running the latest 64-bit kernel which will not go to sleep properly. I know this because the fan continues to run after the screen has blanked - further the system ...
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cron job when Ubuntu is suspended

I am using Ubuntu precise. Is there a way to have scheduled cron jobs run even when Ubuntu is suspended? Perhaps some way to automatically wake up the system so a scheduled cron job can proceed and ...
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How to save your Linux state (suspend to disk) periodically to recover from crashes?

One in a while my laptop crashes/dies because of a bad/empty battery, crappy wifi driver or whatever other reason. For a while I've wondered if it's possible to force Linux to periodically save the ...
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Saving a Linux session on logout like on suspend

I'm using Debian on a PC in University and want to save my session when I log out. But saving the session should include the window position and their current content just what gets restored after ...
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Monitor goes blank after 30 minutes. No keyboard or mouse are attatched, but computer is controlled over SSH

Currently trying to set up a media server which I can control with my laptop or phone. After looking at all the options I decided upon using SSH to start mplayer in fullscreen. Everything is working ...
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Is there a command line way to disable suspend in ubuntu 12.04

Is there a command line way to disable suspend in ubuntu 12.04? I can only ssh to my 12.04, is there a way to disable suspend mode via command line? Thank you.
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How do I suspend Linux Mint?

I have Linux Mint 13 running in VirtualBox. How do I suspend it? I just can't find the suspend button anywhere in the menus.
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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 ...