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

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Windows 8 won't go into standby - screen turns off, fans stay on

For the past 6 months, my computer has been refusing to go into standby mode (S3, "Suspend-to-Ram") - at least sometimes. On average 2 out of 3 times suspending is working as intended. Upon trying to ...
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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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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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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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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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Any way to run a user script on suspend/resume in KDE4?

I have the desire to run a script as the logged in user immediately before a hibernate (suspend to disk) operation, and immediately after a resume with KDE4. I know that I can put a script in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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VMWare Unity Pause upon application close

I am using VMWare Workstation 11 on Windows 8.1. I have applications installed that only work on Windows 7. I followed this tutorial to create a shortcut on my host PC that will automatically launch ...
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manually suspend 3ware raid in linux

I am running a 3ware 9650SE RAID in Fedora. I would like to be able to manually suspend & wake (power off & on) the RAID only. The system does not reside on the RAID. How can I do this? I ...
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rtcwake not working without ac pluged in

(arch, thinkpad x200) just tried to set up a script to switch from "suspend to ram" to "suspend to disk" after 24 hours. I am using rtcwake for this. weird problem: rtcwake is not working. If I try ...
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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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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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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 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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Why can't I suspend Ubuntu 14.04 (running from USB3) anymore?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an USB3.0 stick (Sandisk Extreme 64gb, both /root and /home are on it) as my portable development environment, mostly on an Asus N56VZ laptop. Recently, Ubuntu fails to ...
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Preventing unused spare hdd from spinning up during suspend and shutdown

I recently replaced my sata hdd with an ssd, and keeping the hdd in as a spare. It's not used, not event mounted to filesystem. Yet, when suspending or shutting down the system, it quickly spins up, ...
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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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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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Is it considered safe to suspend/hibernate a computer while it's compiling some code?

Will it continue the process where left off? I'm using gcc on a GNU/Linux machine.
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Conditional hibernate with systemd in Linux

I use to have one Linux pm-utils’ script that unmounts my mounted USB disks partitions, triggered by hibernation process. Script returned a failure exit code when unmount failed, so hibernation ...
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sound crackling/popping after wake from suspend

I have a windows 7 PC, with built-in sound card in the motherboard and a USB headphone. After waking from sleep, the sound very often (though not every time) crackles/pops (say, when playing a flash ...
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Debian Wheezy laptop has issues with suspension

I have Debian Wheezy installed on my Acer Aspire 5560G laptop. I have set it to suspend on lid close, which seems to be working fine. However, after a while, if I try to 'wake' the laptop up, I ...
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RAM capacity vs power consumption in S3 Suspend-to-RAM mode

My netbook with 1GB DDR2 RAM module takes 16% of battery for 24 hours of S3 standby mode (STR - Suspend-to-RAM). That amounts to the power consumption of 0.32 Watts in standby. That also means that ...
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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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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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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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GTX 860M stuck to 33 Mhz after suspend on linux

With the official nvidia driver, whenever I enter suspend mode and return, the GPU clock is set to 33 Mhz and stays there no matter what I do. Kernel: 3.19.2-1-ARCH Driver: 346.47 Hardware: MSI GE60 ...
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how to turn off annoying beep in fedora gnome shell when returning from suspend

When going to suspend mode and when returning from it (using opening and closing the lid) Gnome Shell 3.14.2 on Fedora 21 does beeps annoyingly every-time and I had no luck finding how to turn this ...
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Windows XP don't show login screen after opening laptop lid

On my Dell Latitude D530 with Windows XP, I closed the lid and I think I opened it before the computer went into sleep mode. When I opened the lid, the login screen didn't show up! No menu, nothing. ...
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How to put a drive to suspend after boot with Windows?

In my computer I have a noisy hard drive which I use rarely. My Linux installation is configured to put this drive to sleep immediately after boot (hdparm -y). Is it possible to achieve the same with ...
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Suspending/Screen Going Off When Still In Use (Ubuntu & Arch)

I have a laptop (HP Pavilion G6) that was running Ubuntu and for a while now (at least 6 months) has been having a problems randomly suspending whilst still in use with a full battery and still being ...
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Is it safe to “suspend” process?

I have Win7 and I use Process Explorer to suspend process. My concern is: is it better to shutdown firefox (and fb notifications) when I watch the movie or is it better to suspend/resume in instant?
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Multiple idle stages

I am currently setting up my new debian installation on a T430s with gnome as DE and i3 as window manager. Many gnome functions do not work because of the missing gnome-shell. I want to create the ...
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How to enable auto suspend to RAM on ReadyNAS 104?

I've recently bought a ReadyNAS 104 and I want to save energy by suspending it to RAM. This should be done automatically after a user defined idle time. How do I configure the NAS do behave in this ...
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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 ...