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[liberationtech] A tool for encrypted laptops

Julian Oliver julian at
Tue Mar 26 06:40:19 PDT 2013

..on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 01:03:56PM +0000, Michael Rogers wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> On 26/03/13 09:59, Julian Oliver wrote:
> > For your Linux laptop why not just use an encrypted file-system and
> > lid-switch? Close the lid and the machine hibernates. If you forget
> > to close the lid then time it out to a screen lock. Can be done in
> > a few lines of shell script with xtrlock and a
> > /proc/acpi/button/lid/LID/state trigger.
> Last time I tried it wasn't simple to get Linux to hibernate with an
> encrypted swap partition. Are there now distros that support this out
> of the box?

All good for me here with Debian and swap encryption.


Julian Oliver

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