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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by roslee7, Nov 7, 2008.
i have a question. How do you hibenate your macbook air?
Close the lid.
Alternatively, press command + option + eject, or select sleep from the drop down menu. That would be the closest you could get to "hibernation" of the MBA... assuming hibernation is different than sleep.
Roslee, check out this article from Apple:
The way I read it, it looks like they hibernate automatically when you put them to sleep.
FYI: In windows, usually sleep is power is shut off to the hard drive, monitor, cpu, but the ram stays powered to retain the data.
Hibernate, saves whats in RAM to the hard disk, then shuts it all down. When you re-awaken your computer, the information saved to the hard disk is then transferred back to the ram and the computer resumes (albeit much slower) just like if it was asleep. In hibernate you use even less power.
The Deep Sleep widget ( http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/status/deepsleep.html ) will do what you want.
If you want to hibernate (in the Windows sense of write DRAM state to HDD and power off) on lid shut, then you can alter the "hibernation" mode using pmset. See http://www.macworld.com/article/53471/2006/10/sleepmode.html .
so by closing the lid completely, it will hibenate it or in sleeping mode. coz i think in sleeping mode it will drain batt. i am using macbook air
i have install the widget but ask me for the user and password. After input it, still cant. why?
Sleep; from what i understand, on closing the lid the mac will write the ram to the hdd (hence the hard disk continues to spin for abt 20s after closing - light continues to glow), then go to sleep. Once there's low batt the com hibernates - that's when it takes much longer to start up.
I'm using the first gen mba, if i leave it overnight, sleeping averages appx 1.1% batt life per hour, so its quite okay i guess.