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How to hibernate Freya?

I tried installing pm-utils and invoking sudo pm-hibernate but that didn't work. Can you be more specific? As @Lewis noted, hibernate is disabled by default (even in Ubuntu). If you wish to hibernate ...
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How to change laptop lid close behaviour (to not suspend when the lid is closed)

The solution given by cheekyngeeky does not work for some laptops. Alternate solution: sudo vim /etc/systemd/logind.conf find line "#HandleLidSwitch=suspend" Replace line with "HandleLidSwitch=...
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How to hibernate Freya?

elementary OS Freya is designed to resume from where you left it even when you Switch Off the machine. For instance, opening Scratch will, by default, open all the files you were editing last time. As ...
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How to hibernate Freya?

Aside from already suggested answers (force enabling of hibernation, and normal shutdown as apps should resume where they left, which obviously doesn't work for non-elementary apps like LibreOffice ...
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Why is there no option to change what closing the lid does on a laptop?

Long story short, it's not something that could be done technically in Freya. In the next release, with the migration to SystemD, it will be technically possible to implement the feature again.
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How to enable hibernate option in menu? [Loki]

I wanted this functionality as well but couldn't find it online anywhere. It looks like the Hibernate option was removed a long time ago because it fails on some systems (which perhaps was the case a ...
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How to bind power button to choice what I want

You can configure the power button by opening System Settings -> Power and making your selection from the dropdown labeled "Power button" There is not currently an option to show the end session ...
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Power menu lacks restart command

If you click on the menu entry called Shutdown... it does not turn off the system immediately but instead opens a dialog, where you can also click on Restart (pictured in the middle). Alternatively ...
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Says laptop battery is 100% but its not completely

Calibrating the battery may help with this. To calibrate it you just need to fully charge it, then use it and discharge completely and charge it again til 100%. If you still experience the same issue ...
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How to change laptop lid close behaviour (to not suspend when the lid is closed)

The command line 'copy-pasta' method for the impatient: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-ac-action 'nothing' gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-...
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power button shutdown instead of suspend on login screen

I believe this to be a solution for what you're wanting to do: Open a Files window as admin by right clicking Files and selecting "New Window as Administrator. Navigate in the File System to /etc/...
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caffeine how to work it

I found the solution. I needed to add the ppa for caffeine sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt upgrade That seemed to do the trick. Now I have caffeine ...
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TLP Power Management disables USB devices in my ASUS UX305 ultrabook. Needs restart!

Check TLP Settings: All TLP settings are stored in the config file /etc/default/tlp USB USB_AUTOSUSPEND=1 Set autosuspend mode for all USB devices upon system start or a change of power source. ...
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How to get elementary os to stay awake

It's known bug: https://github.com/elementary/switchboard-plug-power/issues/89 Try this workaround: dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-ac-type nothing
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Power Configuration Seems to Not Be Respected by OS

Try this: sudo su su - -s /bin/bash lightdm gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-ac-type dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins....
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TLP Power Management disables USB devices in my ASUS UX305 ultrabook. Needs restart!

Disabling USB autosuspend completely – as described in the previous answer – will increase power consumption considerably. I finer approach would be to isolate the offending USB device by ...
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How to auto adjust screen brightness?

You should check wether your current graphics card drivers are up-to-date. Moreover, disabling such drivers can help to see if the issue is fixed. If using the intel-based graphics card, you can use ...
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Screen lock prevention when playing video on OS level?

TL;DR It's up to apps to tell the system that they want to block sleep The problem is that there's no way to know the semantic content of an audio or video stream without the app declaring it. You ...
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How to solve resume from suspend on MBP 2,1 17" 2006

The issue is now solved: first I followed these two tutorials: 1. Improving Power management in EOS Freya (though using Loki 0.4.1) 2. Most Effective Ways to Reduce Laptop Overheating in Linux Then I ...
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elementary logs out when screen goes blank

You could use Terminal and gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.lockdown disable-lock-screen true or use dconf editor and go to: org > gnome > desktop > lockdown and set disable-lock-screen on true ...
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elementary logs out when screen goes blank

I'm not sure if this will be the solution for your problem, but you could try turning of the Screen Lock (normaly it shouldn't exit applications). Got to System-Settings->Security->Locking: Also try ...
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Power Settings limited

You have the option to dim the display automatically when you aren't using it (on battery). Also you can suspend your laptop automatically, saves much more energy than turning the screen off, and it ...
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System shuts down abruptly after waking up

I have experienced this type of problem on a number of different systems, but after a lot of work I tracked it down to the lid being opened (after suspend) not being recognised. The fix was simple in ...
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Computer doesn't get past BIOS start, screen goes black

you might also want to try the following at grub boot... hit e on the line with /vmlinuz ... try adding the option nomodeset towards the end of the line then boot I have found that many display ...
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Screen keeps dimming no matter what I set in power options

Install dconf-editor, and open up org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/power And there you can find various useful power-related settings that you can tweak/toggle:
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OS Freya only boots in recovery mode and doesnt hibernate

Boot using the recovery option in your grub. Then open a terminal window and type: sudo nano /etc/default/grub Add nomodeset to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT: It should now look like this ...
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Overheating Issue on MacbookAir 6,2

You should install TLP and Thermald Be careful, TLP is NOT compatible with acpid or Laptop_mode_tools. One more tweak: open a terminal and type gksu gedit /etc/default/grub then look for ...
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