I have XBMC setup on my laptop, which is connected to my tv via an HDMI cable. On the laptop I am running ubuntu 13.10.

Would it be possible to have my laptop sleep and wake depending on whether the tv is on or off?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • Does both your TV and laptop support HDMI-CEC? if not, this will not work. – shinjijai Apr 7 '14 at 17:24
  • Im afraid im not sure. How would I find this out? – RJcreatives Apr 7 '14 at 17:29
  • Most HDMI ports on computers won't support HDMI-CEC out of the box. A lot of people will buy a Pulse Eight CEC adapter to add that functionality. A lot of TVs have this functionality but they brand it as VieraLink (Panasonic), Aquos Link (Sharp), etc. – shinjijai Apr 7 '14 at 17:32

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