Admin should be able to prevent hibernation/suspend easily

Bug #43525 reported by René Schmidt on 2006-05-08
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
acpi-support (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In many cases hibernation/suspend does not work properly in different ways. Often hibernation/suspend is not needed.

The admin should be able to disable or at least to hide all hibernation/suspend options and buttons from the users that they cannot bring the computer to crash twiddling with this buttons in for instance gdm or the gnome logout panel.

In Breezy it was possible to disable hibernation in /etc/default/acpi-support to avoid trouble. In Dapper disabling it in /etc/default/acpi-support does nothing. The buttons are still presend.

It should be possible to prevent this.

Carthik Sharma (carthik) wrote :


Do you still have this problem with the Dapper 6.06.1 livecd or, better still, the Edgy RC1 cd?

Thanks in advance.

René Schmidt ( wrote :

On my test machine hibernation and suspend are working fine with Edgy. But my point was that there are scenarios imaginable and existent where it would be better to strictly prevent using hibernation/suspend.

In Breezy I realised this the way I described above. In Dapper and Edgy this trick simply does no such thing. Maybe there is another easy way that I do not know of.

Changed in acpi-support:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
René Schmidt ( wrote :

There are still several serious problems with suspend/resume in Feisty and Gutsy as one can read across the various ubuntu related forums. There shouldn't be any option for suspending the machine offered to the user unless it's somewhat shure that the machine will resume properly. This issue relates to many desktop computers as well as to portables, so please take care of it.

Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

You can disable suspend/hibernation using gconftool

AFAIR, you should also be able to disable it now in gnome-power-manager.

Also note that acpi-support is being deprecated:

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