What happens when I suspend my computer? - No explanation given

Bug #1904153 reported by Bug Untu
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ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There is an article about What happens when I suspend my computer?


This article contains no information about what happens when I suspend the computer.

The current explanation is "computer will sleep" - this is wrong.

A computer can not sleep.
A human or an animal can sleep.

I expected some more non-symbolic, non-childish explanation about what happens in Ubuntu when suspend is selected on the logout dialog box. Especially I wanted to know if a harddisk is needed, if I need a swap space, if only ram is used and so on.

Yes, of course I wanted to know more about that because in 2020 Ubuntu still has problems with suspend - this is so sad.

I suggest writing some more technically detailed explanation about what really happens when "I suspend my computer".

Revision history for this message
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for your report.

The page in question is part of the Ubuntu Desktop Guide, which primarily targets inexperienced users. So it's not the right place to elaborate and include technical details.

It's unfortunate that you experience problems with suspend. Please feel free to submit a bug report about that:

ubuntu-bug systemd

or add your observations via a comment on some of the already existing suspend related bugs:


Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
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