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Suspending the computer.

Postby Narendra » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:56 pm

Hello,
If I suspend the computer instead of shutting down, does it consume electricity. Is it same as shutting it down?
Please advise.
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Postby towy71 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:26 pm

it is not the same as shutdown, typically my system re-activates on a key-press but all the hardware seems to shut off ie., no fan etc but restarts very quickly.


ps keep meaning to get one of those plug in thingies that tell you how much electricity an appliance uses but I'm never sure I can justify the expense to SWMBO :roll: :lol:
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Postby Narendra » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:33 pm

Thank you very much for your reply.
The 'suspend' button works well, it re activates the system.
But I am trying to install 'Hibernation' button but for some reason it won't install!
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Postby ajgreeny » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:46 pm

Which distro?

If it is one of the ubuntu stable, hibernate is disabled by default in 12.04 and later versions, but can easily be enabled. See http://askubuntu.com/questions/94754/ho ... ibernation
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Postby nelz » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:20 pm

Suspend-to-RAM uses some power, enough to keep the RAM alive. Suspend-to-disk shuts almost everything down and uses the same amount of power as a shutdown from software or the power button. But this still uses a small amount of power, so that things like Wake-on-LAN can work. You only get zero power use by switching off at the PSU or the power socket.
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Postby Narendra » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:16 am

Thank you very much for your replies.
I have installed 'Hibernation' button.
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