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hibernate.conf - configuration file for the hibernate script
The hibernate script hibernate(8) reads its configuration from the
/etc/hibernate/hibernate.conf file when it runs (unless an alternative
configuration file is specified on the command line.
If specified, output from the suspend script is redirected to
the given VT instead of stdout.
Determines how verbose the output from the suspend script
should be: 0: silent except for errors 1: print steps 2:
print steps in detail 3: print steps in lots of detail 4:
print out every command executed (uses -x)
If specified, output from the suspend script will also be
redirected to this file - useful for debugging purposes.
Same as Verbosity, but controls what is written to the
If set to yes, the script will always run as if --force had
If set to yes, the script will always run as if --kill had
If specified, tweaks some scriptlets to be more integrated
with the given distribution.
Read configuration directives from the given file.
XDisplay <display location>
Specifies where scriptlets that use the X server should find
one. (Default: :0)
Enables the use of /proc/acpi/sleep for suspending the
machine. Be aware that this method is deprecated in favour of
using /sys/power/state (with the sysfs_power_state
scriptlet). This requires a kernel with ACPI support built
in. <state> should generally be 3 (for suspend-to-RAM), or 4
(for suspend-to-disk). Note: You should not use this if you
want to use Software Suspend 2.
Showing script progress on an bootsplash enabled kernel. This
will automatically enable SwitchToTextMode too.
Bootsplash config file (default is
Set this to yes to save the system clock before suspending
and restore the system clock after resuming. If set to
restore-only, the clock will not be saved, only restored -
this means suspending is faster, but if your hardware clock
drifts significantly, your system clock will drift as well.
IncompatibleDevices <device name> [...]
If there are any processes accessing these devices, then
suspending is aborted. If the --kill option is passed, the
offending processes are terminated and the suspend continues.
For example programs accessing the sound card (/dev/dsp*) or
tuner cards (/dev/video*) would deny the respective modules
from being unloaded.
DisableWriteCacheOn <drive> [...]
On some hardware the power is cut off before the disk has
flushed its own hardware cache. List the devices that contain
swap partitions (eg, /dev/hda) to disable the write cache
Showing script progress using fbsplash. No kernel patches are
required, but you will need the fbsplash splashutils package
installed (distinct from the bootsplash splashutils package).
This will automatically enable SwitchToTextMode too.
FBSplash theme name (default is "suspend2")
Unmount <mount point or device> [...]
If you have network shares or external devices that should be
unmounted before suspending, list them here.
Mount <mount point or device> [...]
If you have network shares or external devices that should be
mounted after resuming, list them here.
UnmountFSTypes <filesystem type> [...]
Unmounts any filesystems of the given types. This is most
useful for network filesystems such as smbfs and nfs.
Time between sending SIGTERM to processes and SIGKILL to
allow them to cleanup gracefully.. The default is 1 second.
Change grub’s config file to show system is suspended before
suspending and restore after resume.
Filename of grub’s config file. Default is
Filename of the grub config file to put in place when the
machine is suspended. If this is not specified, the script
will add a small header to the existing grub menu.
Where to keep a backup of your real grub menu file. Defaults
Use the ibm_acpi kernel module to signal suspend progress.
Use radeontool to turn off LCD backlight.
Makes sure that LILO boots the correct kernel image when
rebooting to resume. This is useful when you boot into a non-
default kernel or want to avoid LILO’s menu delay when
Lock all local KDE sessions before suspending.
Lock all local X11 sessions with xscreensaver running before
Lock active X11 session using xlock.
Lock all local X11 sessions running xautolock.
Locks the entire system after resuming, requiring you to
enter either <username>’s or root’s password to unlock it.
OnSuspend NN <program to execute> [parameters for program]
Executes a given program before suspending. NN is a two-digit
number between 00 and 99, inclusive - a higher number means
the program will be executed later in the suspend process.
See the ORDERING section in the SCRIPTLET-API for details.
OnResume NN <program to execute> [parameters for program]
Executes a given program after resuming. NN is a number
between 00 and 99, inclusive - a higher number means the
program will be executed earlier in the resume process. See
the ORDERING section in the SCRIPTLET-API for details.
UnloadModules <module name> [...]
Names of modules to unload prior to suspending.
LoadModules auto|<module name> [...]
Names of modules to load after resumimg. If auto is
specified, the modules that were unloaded previously are
Try to remove any modules that are known to be incompatible
with hibernation prior to suspending.
Try to remove all modules loaded prior to suspending.
Load default modules after resuming from a given filename.
Each module name must appear on it’s own line, and line
starting with # are ignored. (eg, Debian’s /etc/modules,
DownInterfaces auto|<ifname> [...]
The names of network interfaces to bring down before
suspending. If the parameter "auto" is given, all interfaces
which are not lo are brought down.
UpInterfaces auto|<ifname> [...]
The names of network interfaces to bring up after suspending.
If the parameter "auto" is given, the interfaces stoped
before suspending will be started in reverse order.
Eject all PCMCIA cards before suspending, and insert them
again after resuming
IncompatiblePrograms <process name> [...]
If there are processes running with any of the names listed
(as seen in ps ax), then suspending is aborted. If the --kill
option is passed, the offending processes are terminated, and
the suspend continues.
StopServices <service name> [...]
The services listed are stopped prior to suspending. The
service name must correspond to the name of an init.d script
that is active in the current runlevel.
StartServices <service name> [...]
The services listed are started after resuming. The service
name must correspond to the name of an init.d script that is
active in the current runlevel.
RestartServices <service name> [...]
The services listed are stopped before suspending and started
after resuming. The service name must correspond to the name
of an init.d script that is active in the current runlevel.
Enable/disable the use of Software Suspend 2 to suspend.
Reboot <boolean> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
Controls whether or not Software Suspend 2 should reboot
after suspending. Setting this to yes will force a reboot.
Setting this to no will force shutting down. Omitting this
option will leave rebooting behaviour unchanged.
EnableEscape <boolean> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
If specified, allows (or disallows) the use of the escape key
to abort a suspend. If this line is not specified, the Escape
key’s behaviour is unchanged.
DefaultConsoleLevel <N> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
If specified, sets the default console level. 0 gives a
progress bar. 1 gives a progress bar with numbers. 2 or
higher give increasing amounts of debugging. If this line is
not specified, the default console level is unchanged.
ImageSizeLimit nocache|<NN> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
If specified, sets an upper limit on the size of the suspend
image written (in megabytes). If set to "nocache", caches and
buffers will not be saved - resulting in a faster suspend and
resume at the possible expense of system responsiveness
immediately after resuming. If set to 0, no limit is
imposed. If this line is not specified, the existing image
size limit is unchanged.
AsyncIOLimit <N> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
Deprecated since 188.8.131.52 (hence won’t do anything if set).
Limit the number of I/O operations that Software Suspend 2
will have queued at once. Lowering this value has resolved
hangs when reading or writing caches for some people. Try
values like 64, 32 and 8.
Swsusp2AllSettings <params> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
If specified, sets all of the settings for Software Suspend 2
at once. The parameter should be the contents of
/proc/suspend2/all_settings after you have set your desired
Swsusp2AllSettingsFile <filename> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
If specified, sets all of the settings for Software Suspend 2
and all its plugins at once, from the given file. The
parameter should be the path to a file containing the result
of "cat /proc/suspend2/all_settings > <filename>"after you
have set your desired settings manually.
SuspendDevice <device> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
If specified, sets the suspend device by writing to the
resume2 entry in /proc/suspend2. This does not automatically
set the resuming device - you will need to make sure your
bootloader or initrd script does this.
FilewriterLocation <filename> <size in MB> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
This option sets up the given filename to act as a
destination file for writing the suspend image to, and
verifies that it can act as a valid destination. If the file
does not exist, the file is created. This option is only
relevant if you are using the filewriter plugin for Software
VerifyFilewriterResume2 <boolean> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
When this option is on, you will be prompted if your current
kernel command-line does not match the correct resume2 for
the filewriter. This option is on by default.
LoadSuspendModules <module name> [...] (requires UseSuspend2 on)
Loads the given modules before even detecting Software
Suspend. This may be required when Software Suspend is
compiled as modules that need to be loaded prior to
UnloadSuspendModulesAfterResume <boolean> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
If yes, will unload the Software Suspend modules mentioned
above after resuming.
PowerdownMethod <3|4|5> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
Allows you to choose what Software Suspend 2 should do after
writing its image to disk. This only works if you have ACPI
enabled in your kernel. 3/4/5 correspond to the ACPI states
S3 (suspend-to-RAM), S4 (suspend-to-disk), and S5 (power
off). Choosing 3 will request your machine to enter the S3
Suspend-to-RAM state if it is supported - this allows you
drastically cut the resume time waiting for your BIOS but
still consumes power whilst hibernated (though the image is
not lost should power run out). Choosing 4 will cause your
machine to enter an S4 sleep state which may also reduce the
resume time without using any power whilst hibernated.
Choosing 5 will cause your machine to switch off after
suspending (traditional method).
Compressor none|<compressor name> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
Sets the compression algorithm to use for compressing the
memory image. If set to "none", disables compression.
Otherwise, the compressor name must be listed in
/proc/crypto. This will also try to load the module if not
available. (Only for Software Suspend 184.108.40.206 or newer).
Encryptor none|<encryptor name> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
Sets the encryption algorithm to use for encrypting the
memory image. If set to "none", disables encryption.
Otherwise, the cipher name must be listed in /proc/crypto.
This will also try to load the module if not available. You
will probably require more options than just this to fully
use encryption. These will be introduced in the next version
of hibernate, but for now you can set them using the
"ProcSetting" option if you know what you are doing. (Only
for Software Suspend 220.127.116.11 or newer).
ProcSetting <entry name> <value> (requires UseSuspend2 on)
Sets the value of /proc/suspend2/<entry_name> to <value> upon
suspending. You can use this setting to set parameters that
can’t be configured anywhere else in this script. This is
executed after all other settings have been set.
Enables the use of /sys/power/state for suspending the
machine (to RAM or disk). This requires a kernel supporting
this interface. <state> must be one of the options listed by
‘cat /sys/power/state‘, (eg mem, disk, or standby).
PowerdownMethod <shutdown|platform|firmware> (requires
If using /sys/power/state to suspend your machine to disk,
chooses the method by which to do so. Choosing "shutdown"
will save state in linux, then tell the bios to powerdown
(most reliable). Choosing "platform" will save state in
linux, then tell the bios to powerdown and blink it’s
"suspended LED". Choosing "firmware" will tell the bios to
save state itself (needs BIOS-specific suspend partition, and
has very little to do with swsusp).
Save and restore video state using vbetool before and after
If set, will restore the VBE state with the data stored in
<filename>. Use this if your card requires you to restore it
with a state captured at boot (from single user mode, run
"vbetool vbestate save > /var/lib/vbetool/vbestate"). If this
option is not set, the state is saved just before suspending.
If yes, will call the video BIOS’s POST routine to
reinitialise the video card. Some cards need this to turn on
the backlight back and be useful after resuming. Other video
cards will hang if you attempt to POST them. Try it with
yours and see.
If yes, will call save and restore some of the video card’s
state from /dev/vcsa. This helps certain drivers such as
ATI’s fglrx driver to resume properly.
If your X driver is unable to resume properly, you can try
switching to a text console first by setting this to yes.
Some X drivers can be reinitialised by launching a dummy X
server after resuming to restore the state of the graphics
card. Set this to yes to do so.
Enables progress display and error reporting for the given
Text to display on screen whilst preparing to suspend.
(default: "Preparing to suspend...")
Text to display on screen whilst coming back from suspend.
(default: "Resuming from suspend...")
Options to pass to osd_cat, see ’man osd_cat’ (default:
"--font --shadow 1 --pos bottom --align center --offset 50")
Contains options which influence the hibernate script’s
This manual page was written by Cameron Patrick
The information about various options was automatically generated from
the hibernate script itself.