I've been looking for a while, for a good solution to my hibernate problem in Ubuntu 16.10. I have searched a lot of sites, and one solution was to modify the file com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla. I've included the contents of the file here:

[Re-enable hibernate by default in upower]

[Re-enable hibernate by default in logind]

After that, I reboot as they suggest to do. Then the hibernate button in the top panel showed up, and when I click on it to make the laptop hibernate, it works. The laptop shutdown, but the problem shows up when I try to wake it up. The laptop turns on, till the purple screen, then the laptop reboots, and I lost all my work. So I had to start over again... :(

Any help for this problem?! Thanks!


Assuming that you are talking about creating (not modifying) the file /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla, what you did is not sufficient. Please see this page in the Ubuntu Desktop Guide about what the contents should look like.

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