Monday, February 28, 2011

How to hibernate instead of standby when closing the lid of macbook(pro|air)

Sometimes, we probably prefer to hibernate my mbp instead of make it standby when closing the lid. I am wondering why there is no GUI setting for this simple matter. The only way that I know is by using command pmset from the terminal window as follow:

(1) To enable the hibernate:
$ sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 5

(2) To switch back (standby):
$ sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

Or for more detail of pmset command, read the manual (man pmset).

That's all :)

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