Enable Hibernate on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 Notebooks

posted Mar 25, 2013, 12:33 PM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Mar 25, 2013, 12:34 PM ]
Edit a file with pico editor using this command: 

sudo pico /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/hibernate.pkla

In the hibernate.pkla file, you should put in these lines:

[Enable Hibernate]




After putting in the above lines, save the configuration, then reboot.  

Click the power symbol upper right, choose system settings, and then adjust your power settings -
Most notably what to do when the laptop lid is closed.