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I've been able to successfully hibernate and resume my Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop PC using procedure that I've documented in this answer. However, I now have a problem that whenever the PC resumes, it does not locks the screen.

How can I lock the screen after the system resumes back from hibernation?

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I've been able to workaround this issue, by using the following command

sudo pm-hibernate; gnome-screensaver-command -l

Do note that, you should run this as a normal user and not as root user for locking to work, because by default in Ubuntu, there is no password for the root user so after resume, lock-screen can be unlocked by simply shaking the mouse.

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+1 Thanks a lot for the note that screensaver have to be run as normal user (not as root). It completely makes sense... That's the point... Thank you! –  zbynour Jun 10 at 12:56

I have added an alias into ~/.bashrc file

alias hibernate='sudo echo "Hibernating..."; gnome-screensaver-command -l; sudo pm-hibernate;'

So that it locks the screen before hibernating.

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i have another workaround. i copied this from /etc/acpi/sleep.sh to /etc/acpi/hibernate.sh just before pm-hibernate

if [ x$LOCK_SCREEN = xtrue ]; then
    if pidof xscreensaver > /dev/null; then
    for x in /tmp/.X11-unix/*; do
        displaynum=`echo $x | sed s#/tmp/.X11-unix/X##`
        getXuser;
        if [ x"$XAUTHORITY" != x"" ]; then
        export DISPLAY=":$displaynum"
        . /usr/share/acpi-support/screenblank
        fi
    done
    fi
fi

now i can hibernate with lock from power menu or a sleep button

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It works beautifully on 14.04 with encrypted swap (and home), however I can't see sleep.sh there – just to share experience and push some keywords. –  AliNa Oct 1 '14 at 19:26

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