How do I enable the hibernate option. Editing hibernate.pkla doesn't work.

I did the following -

$ sudo gedit /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/hibernate.pkla
[Enable Hibernate]

and restarted, but nothing happens.

  • @JorgeCastro The answer there describes what's mentioned in the question. Any idea why that might not work?
    – Oli
    Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 2:20

1 Answer 1


If you have not already found it, download and install dconf Editor from the Ubuntu Software Center

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  1. Start the programme
  2. Click Ctrl + F to activate the search facility
  3. Type in Hibernate and click the Next button
  4. Make sure that the value for Hibernate is set to Hibernate, not inactive.

You're done.

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