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Where in Fedora 20 are the suspend and hibernate options?

asked 2014-03-13 02:32:38 -0500

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updated 2014-03-26 15:57:19 -0500

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I'm looking for an option to suspend or hibernate the machine but I can't find it. :)

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answered 2014-03-25 09:12:37 -0500

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You can suspend the computer by holding Alt while hovering over the power button from the top-right corner menu. It will turn into a "pause button".

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It definitely doesn't on my Fedora 20 box.

robirobi gravatar imagerobirobi ( 2014-03-26 12:00:34 -0500 )edit

Works for me (F20) - open drop-down menu and only then press Alt.

mr.nejc gravatar imagemr.nejc ( 2014-04-10 15:59:05 -0500 )edit

On Fedora 21 on my Dell laptop works

climens gravatar imageclimens ( 2014-12-13 04:36:40 -0500 )edit

Thanks a lot, it works perfectly

ihsun gravatar imageihsun ( 2015-02-11 21:33:54 -0500 )edit

BTW, where is this feature explained?

climens gravatar imageclimens ( 2015-04-18 16:24:29 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-03-13 04:47:23 -0500

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If you mean GNOME environment, there are no such options. You suspend by closing the lid and to hibernate I think you have to use a command in terminal. You might find an extension to modify such a behavior:

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Unfortunately my desktop has no lid. :)

robirobi gravatar imagerobirobi ( 2014-03-14 04:05:47 -0500 )edit

Thanks, the Hibernate Status Button works nicely!

robirobi gravatar imagerobirobi ( 2014-03-14 04:12:50 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-03-13 06:14:14 -0500

neurox gravatar image

If you're using the terminal, try pm-suspend and pm-hibernate. They're part of the pm-utils package.

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Thanks! That's what I used so far but I was more looking for something in the UI I might have missed.

robirobi gravatar imagerobirobi ( 2014-03-14 04:20:14 -0500 )edit

As vigenere has said in 2015 on , these package is no longer available, replaced by something else, aka systemctl hibernate command @see

thbenda gravatar imagethbenda ( 2017-08-06 06:43:56 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-05-16 23:26:45 -0500

it works perfect with fedora 25 and dell workstation

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answered 2016-03-17 14:26:56 -0500

systemctl suspend or systemctl suspend -i

you may assing pause or other key to use this shortcut

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answered 2015-07-03 10:29:04 -0500

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In gnome click at the battery status indicator in upper right corner and then hold 'alt'. You'll see, that shutdown button transforms to suspend button.

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answered 2016-11-04 11:00:07 -0500

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In Fedora 24 (and I believe it is from Fedora 22 up) the hibernate or hybrid sleep is not enabled by default. To enable it run this code as root:

# Enable hibernation
# Using info from:

# Enable recovery in the /etc/default/grub
sed -i -e 's|^\(GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="\)true"|\1false"|' /etc/default/grub

#Find the swapdevice
SWAPDEVICE=`grep -e '^[^#].*swap' /etc/fstab | head -n 1 | cut -d ' ' -f 1`
echo "Using SWAPDEVICE=${SWAPDEVICE} for hibernation"

#add "resume=swapdevice" to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=
sed -i -e "s|^\(GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=\".*\)\"|\1 resume=${SWAPDEVICE}\"|" /etc/default/grub

#Regenerate the grub config
/sbin/grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

After regenerating the grub configuration, now you need to reboot your machine


Now after reboot it will be possible to hibernate or even hybrid-sleep

systemctl hibernate -i
systemctl hybrid-sleep -i
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answered 2014-03-13 06:22:36 -0500

Fred2010 gravatar image

By accident, I discovered that the key combination "Superkey"-L does this. I wrote an uppercase L only for emphasis. I normally use an unshifted L.

Depending on your keyboard, the Superkey is either the Apple Command key or the Windows key.

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On my system, that shortcut locks my screens and puts them in standby mode. The system itself keeps running (and my audio player keeps playing).

neurox gravatar imageneurox ( 2014-03-13 08:11:29 -0500 )edit

"Windows Key"+L neither does suspend nor does it hibernate my system, it just locks my box as described above.

robirobi gravatar imagerobirobi ( 2014-03-14 04:03:48 -0500 )edit

Yes, the above two comments are correct. Sorry for the mix-up.

I've tried the pm-hibernate and it works well.

What about using the Power settings in the "All Settings" app? It has a setting to "Suspend & Power Off" after an idle time.

Fred2010 gravatar imageFred2010 ( 2014-03-14 06:24:36 -0500 )edit

I don't have a "Suspend & Power Off" in the "All Settings" app. Where is it supposed to be?

robirobi gravatar imagerobirobi ( 2014-03-26 11:59:22 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-05-16 23:29:46 -0500

thank's works perfekt wih a old dell workstation + fedora 25 systemctl hibernate -i -->wake up with power button --> login again --> the apps are open I like fedora

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Thanks, great tip to use from a java program, after a long time execution during the night :)

thbenda gravatar imagethbenda ( 2017-08-06 06:39:25 -0500 )edit

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