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

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How to make suspend to RAM secure on Ubuntu with full disk encryption (LVM on top of LUKS)?

I'm on Ubuntu 13.04 using full disk encryption (LVM on top of LUKS). I would like to incorporate luksSuspend into the suspend procedure (and later use luksResume) so that I can suspend to RAM without ...
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Is it safe to remove USB media when a computer is suspended?

We are often cautioned against unplugging USB drives in case it is currently being read from or written to. When a computer is suspended, hibernated, or asleep is it obviously not writing any data; it ...
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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Pick which swap partition to use for Suspend to Disk

Is there anyway in Linux to pick which swap partition to use for Suspend to Disk? I have a setup with 2 swap partitions, one on an SSD and one on a HDD. I want the swap partition on the HDD to be used ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it safe to replace hardware while a PC is suspended to RAM?

Is it safe to replace hardware while a PC is suspended to RAM? Specifically: Can you unplug an external hard disk without losing data? Can you replace components like a drive or a PCI-express card? ...
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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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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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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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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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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?