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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Suspending the computer. Reply with quote

Hello,
If I suspend the computer instead of shutting down, does it consume electricity. Is it same as shutting it down?
Please advise.
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Rolling Eyes Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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/how-to-enable-hibernation
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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