Ubuntu – How to enable hibernate option in Ubuntu 20.04


I tried different options to enable hibernate in Ubuntu 20.04 but nothing is working. How can I enable hibernate option in Ubuntu 20.04?

Best Answer

  • I assume you have a swap partition ready to use.

    Install pm-utils and hibernate:

    sudo apt install pm-utils hibernate


    cat /sys/power/state

    You should see:

    freeze mem disk

    Then run:

    grep swap /etc/fstab

    Copy the UUID value. You will need it later. Then run:

    sudo nano /etc/default/grub

    (or your favourite editor if not nano). Change the line that says


    so that it instead says:


    Then, after saving the file and quitting the text editor, run:

    sudo update-grub

    To test it, run:

    sudo systemctl hibernate

    Right now no GNOME extension is working to have the hibernate option back in the system menu.

    Tested on Ubuntu 20.04 Kernel 5.4.0-31 on my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

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