Hibernate On Lid Close

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 20:54:00 UTC 2014

On 21 April 2014 20:20, Sajan Parikh <sajan at parikh.io> wrote:
> 14.04 is working extremely well for me in every way.  I've got everything
> tweaked just the way I want, without any issues; I'll definitely stay on
> this release for a long time.
> However, I was wanting to get hibernate functionality working on my laptop.
> My hardware seems to handle it just fine, I've tested it with pm-hibernate,
> and everything came back up as expected.  Except for Wifi, which I had to
> restart and is no big deal.
> I've added 'Hibernte' to the Unity panel, and that works just fine. I did
> that by adding the following lines to
> /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla
> [Enable Hibernate]
> Identity=unix-user:*
> Action=org.freedesktop.upower.hibernate
> ResultActive=yes
> That works fine, however I'm unable to get the option showing under Power
> Settings for 'When Lid Is Closed', which is really the crucial thing for me.
> I do see Hibernate under 'When Power Is Critically Low', just not for when I
> close my laptop.
> If anyone has any idea how to get this working cleanly, a message would be
> appreciated.

I don't know whether gnome-tweak-tool allows this, it might be worth a
look.  If you want to have a go then
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Alternatively comment #30 of
tells how to run a script when the lid closes so possibly you could
hook into that.


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