I'm wondering if it's possible to add a hibernate button to the power menu of ubuntu 20.04. Online I found only solutions which require the use of the terminal.

  • Hello @PRATAP thank you very much for your suggestion. Could you tell me the steps I have to follow please? I'm a newbie Jul 20, 2020 at 11:04
  • The steps are in the github page which is a link shown while downloading the extension from gnome-extensions website.. Infact for testing I did follow the steps from above way..
    – UnKNOWn
    Jul 20, 2020 at 11:47
  • @PRATAP, time for an answer ;)
    – vanadium
    Jul 20, 2020 at 14:05

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There is a extension for Hibernate Button in the Power Menu.

Hibernate gnome-shel Extension

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Out of the box there is no effect when you click on the two items, Hibernate and Hybrid Sleep..

If you go to the Extension Homepage link provided on gnome extension website for the Hibernate Extension you will find FAQ part on the README.md

Following the workaround from the FAQ.. copy paste the below content in the file /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/com.ubuntu.desktop.pkla

[Enable hibernate in upower]

[Enable hibernate in logind]

Open the file with below command

 sudo -H gedit /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/com.ubuntu.desktop.pkla

Copy paste the above content, save the file and close..

Reboot & Test it..

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  • hI @UnKNOWn can you tell me how did you create the gif in your answer please? May 17, 2021 at 7:47
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    @GennaroArguzzi it is from package byzanz.
    – UnKNOWn
    May 17, 2021 at 8:02

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