By default, the battery notification says that shutdown is imminent at about 3% .
Can the laptop be made to suspend at this point instead of shutting down?
After finding this answer, I see that low and critical battery percentage is now handled by UPower and not by gsettings and that instead of using gsettings, one should now edit the file
That works for editing battery levels to be considered low and critical and the level for action, but not for setting the action itself which is still shutdown, even though the line there is
CriticalPowerAction=HybridSleep. That is the default anyway, and was there already.
As specified by that file:
# The action to take when "TimeAction" or "PercentageAction" above has been # reached for the batteries (UPS or laptop batteries) supplying the computer # # Possible values are: # PowerOff # Hibernate # HybridSleep # # If HybridSleep isn't available, Hibernate will be used # If Hibernate isn't available, PowerOff will be used
Is Hybridsleep different than Sleep?
After making the changes mentioned above, I can set the critical battery percentage to take action at - but should I look for another setting on the action to take - or is Hybridsleep the only option permitted by the system (while my machine cannot use that)?