Suspend AND hybernate

I’ve posted this entry recently, in which I say that it was trivial to configure hybernation for my laptop. I also mentioned that suspend-to-RAM wasn’t working properly for me.

Well, guess what? Jean passed by and left a comment with a link to this article. Less than two minutes later I successfully tested suspend-to-RAM. Jean’s article is for Debian. Things are slightly different in Fedora. Here is what I had to do.

  1. Install acpid RPM (it was already installed on my laptop, but I thought I’d mention it anyway)
  2. Delete or rename /etc/acpi/events/sample.conf file. (it defines the shutdown action on power button)
  3. Restart acpid service by running service acpid restart as user root.
  4. In KDE’s Control Center enable Suspend from the Power Control, Laptop Battery section.

You’re done! Now all you need to do is right-click on the battery monitor applet in KDE and choose Suspend action. The laptop will fall asleep immediately. Pressing the power button will wake it up.


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