I've recently upgraded to 13.10 and I can't find the option to hibernate. My computer doesn't play ball when I suspend it (screen doesn't reactivate upon lifting the lid) so in 13.04 I always used hibernate when lid closes. That option has now disappeared. When I go to power options the option to hibernate is not listed under "Close lid" actions. The only options are suspend and do nothing. I had this same problem with 13.04 but did the following to fix it:

Altered the file /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla to say

[Re-enable hibernate by default]

I've tried this again after the update and it doesn't appear to be solving the problem.

  • Try 'sudo apt-get update' 'sudo apt-get upgrade' sometimes it magically works – Aatish Sai Oct 25 '13 at 13:20
  • Hi thanks for the advice but sadly it didn't help. – user207489 Oct 25 '13 at 21:44
  • possible duplicated askubuntu.com/q/361734/169736 – Braiam Nov 11 '13 at 22:47

The same issue on my laptop. After upgrading to 13.10 Hibernate option disappeared in Power Settings -> when the lid is closed.

Did as mentioned in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-docs/+bug/1232814 I.e

In file /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla

put this

[Re-enable hibernate by default in upower]

[Re-enable hibernate by default in logind]

After rebooting Hibernate menu reappeared in Menu. But still unavailable in Power Settings -> when the lid is closed

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