[ubuntu-uk] It Hibernate better than switching off?

Jacob Mansfield cyberjacob at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 19:30:01 BST 2010

why not set it so that if you close the lid it will suspend for, say an hour
and then shut down if it takes longer to come out of hybernation than a cold

On 2 September 2010 19:25, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:

> On 02/09/10 13:54, javadayaz wrote:
> > Ive recently started to put my pc into hibernate as opposed to switching
> > off completely.
> >
> > Although it takes longer to switch back on and ready to use..i do find
> > all my windows open and even my video paused, ready to watch where i
> left!
> >
> > How does ubuntu know where i stopped watching a vid....and open it right
> > back up?
> >
> >
> It saves a copy of the memory to your swap space and then turns the
> machine off.  When you turn it back on it boots up (I'm guessing it
> boots the kernel) and then restores the memory, hence why everything is
> how you left it.
> I used to use Hibernate quite a lot on Windows as it was reasonably
> quick (quicker than booting from scratch) but I find on Linux it works
> out slower.  As a stop gap I generally suspend my laptop when I'm not
> using it although it does use some power to keep it suspended (whereas
> with hibernate it wouldn't use any power, well not if the machine was
> disconnected from the mains).
> Rob
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