When you try to shut-down in Linux Mint 13 you will find out that there is no any hibernate button in the opened window . You don’t see this option there because by default this is disabled in Linux Mint 13 but you can hibernate your system and enable it permanently.
Linux Mint 13 can be manually hibernated but this is little tedious process. For manually hibernating, open the command terminal (hit Ctrl+Alt+T from keyboard) and run the following command:
The other simple and convincing way is to create and add a user friendly “Hibenate” button to the shut-down window. First of all, create a file by running the following command :
For MATE run :
sudo pluma /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla
For Cinnamon run :
sudo gedit /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla
In this file copy and paste the following line, then save the file.
[Enable hibernation] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.upower.hibernate ResultActive=yes
Now reboot your system and from now onward you will see an extra “hibernate” button in the shut-down window. Simply, click on this button to hibernate.