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  Date: Dec 03    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 337

i am using ubuntu 9.04 , i want to know what the option in ubuntu work as sleep
option in windows .
because when i close the laptop lid it change to blank screen .
i changed it through Power Management to suspended but it only the screen is
turned off , while the other hardwares still worken on and that consume the
battery energy .
i did not find sleep option in that menu



10 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 03    

There have been many issues with it not working in past versions of Ubuntu,
but the latest version 10.04 has it working properly. Consider installing
the latest version. It is free!

Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 03    

the problem here in the country where i live is the account balance is limited
by month
and Ubuntu download will take a big number of the balance , and i will have no
enough amount to enter the internet on the residual time of this month .
i tried to get a free CD , but in this time it is not available in ubuntu.com

Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 03    

Ask around and somebody may have a disk. If there is a Linux user's group
(LUG) they can usually supply CDs as Ubuntu provides them with CDs to give
away plus disk labels, etc. Another way to do it is to have someone download
it at work where they might have a faster connection and no limits and copy
the ISO to a usb stick. Also for a little money you cna buy a CD from

The Alternate CD is only $1.95 plus shipping and it will allow you to
install Ubuntu with more options than the regular CD.

Finally, you can fiddle with 9.04 and try to get it to work. This was one of
the worst releases and 10.04 is one of the better ones IMO. Remember also
that support for 9.04 runs out next October.

The problems that you mention seem to be more prevalent with some hardware
configurations than with others. You might consider Googling your particular
hardware and Ubuntu 9.04 plus suspend resume.

Answer #4    Answered On: Dec 03    

thanks for replay , and i tried hibernate command but when i want to
reopen my laptop again it does not open so i turn off by press on power button
for along time then restart it again , and in that case i will lose all my
current work .
i do not know !! maybe the problem is as you mentioned before , the booting may
takes 10 minutes , and of course no body will not wait for 10 minutes !!!!! .

i will try to get 10.4 as soon as possible .

Answer #5    Answered On: Dec 03    

If you still need help send me your mailing address and I will send you a 10.04
Live CD.

Answer #6    Answered On: Dec 03    

Speaking of LUG's, is there a web site listing them. I live in
a fair size city south east of Nastville TN and would like to see
if there is one for Ubuntu Linux near here.

Answer #7    Answered On: Dec 03    
Answer #8    Answered On: Dec 03    

Here's some more options:

LoCo Teams
Within the Ubuntu community are dozens of local user groups called LoCo
teams. Spread throughout the world, these teams offer support and ad-
vice, answer questions and promote Ubuntu in their communities by host-
ing regular events. To locate and contact the LoCo team nearest you, visit
Community Support
If you've exhausted all these resources and still can't find answers to your
questions, visit Community Support at http://www.ubuntu.com/support/

Answer #9    Answered On: Dec 03    

Also try:



Answer #10    Answered On: Dec 03    

Suspend keeps everything in ram- thus powered on. You want the hibernate
command, which, as i recall, was a bug that exists on earlier Ubuntus such
that it just doesn't work. I got it to work ok with 9.04, only problem is
that booting from hibernate takes between 5 and 10 minutes...

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