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

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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.
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How can I make my Keyboard and touchpad work after resuming from suspend in Ubuntu?

My machine runs seemingly perfect until I resume from suspend at which point I have no input capabilities. System is completely unresponsive to any physical activity performed on the keyboard and ...
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Is there a text-file, where I can edit the blacklist concerning suspend-to-ram (openSUSE)?

is there (openSUSE 11.2) a text-file, where I can edit the blacklisted programs, which prevent suspending to ram?
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What is the relationship between s2disk and hibernate?

On a Debian system, there are packages called uswsusp and hibernate. The former contains a program named s2disk, the latter contains a program called hibernate. Superficially, these both do the same ...
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Make Ubuntu suspend continue charging my ipod

I would like ubuntu to continue charging my nano ipod thru usb even when it is suspended. This is because sometimes I switch on the laptop just to charge my ipod. I don't want to waste unnecessary ...
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What is technically wrong with fast OS switching?

An application (fast switcher) stays resident before the OS starts, and will be activated using a key combination (for example: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Esc). After detecting the key combination, the ...
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Ubuntu funny suspend behavior

I have an Ubuntu installed on a Dell Vostro 1000 Laptop.Everything was excellent and I'm so happy. However, there's one thing that render me sick, it's the suspend/resume. When I'm in a graphic ...
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Why is Windows 7 slow resume from suspend?

I have Windows 7 on an HP Mini 5101. It is can be very slow to resume from suspend (not hibernate) state. The time from power on to the login prompt varies from say 10 sec to over a minute. This ...
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Windows 7 stuck after wake up - have tried several things already

My new PC (Intel Core Quad Q8400 2.66GHz, 2GB RAM) came with Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. It will wake up with a wireless keyboard after hibernation or suspend but it gets stuck there. It doesn't seem ...
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command line to suspend windows XP?

I'd like to suspend my windows machine after a specified time like shutdown -s -t 3600 but I don't want to turn it off, but only switch to suspend mode. Is there a command line to do this?
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Scripts under pm/sleep.d are not getting called when suspending with KDE 4.3

Fujitsu-Siemens H240, Slackware-current, KDE 4.3.2. I would like to perform some additional steps when my laptop suspends. I found this SU question which is very close to what I am asking, however ...
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Is there a way to call a script when Ubuntu wakes up from suspend or hibernate mode?

I have a little shell script that I run automatically when I log on to my Ubuntu machine; it will set the parameters of my touchpad the way I like it. However, when Ubuntu wakes up after being ...
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How to track down hang-on-standby issues?

My windows laptop has started having problems when I put it in sleep mode or to hibernate it. Normally when I put it in sleep mode it works for a few second, the screen goes black and then a second or ...
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Run xlock after coming back from pm-suspend

I'm using Slackware 13 on my notebook, and I'm using pm-suspend to have a faster boot up. I'd like to have it run xlock after bringing it back from suspend, is it possible?
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My computer suspends even while I am downloading

Why doesn't downloading stuff using Limewire count as activity? I keep finding my computer has suspended when I'm downloading. So what does count then?
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Run script on suspend/resume in Mac OS X

Is there any way to automatically run a script on suspend/resume (i.e. when I close the lid, or after opening it) under Mac OS X 10.4?