Suspend not working!


When closing the lid, the device does not suspend (even if settings are correctly configured), and even when clicking “suspend” from the menu, the screen switches off, but the computer is not idle. I am using a ThinkPad so a proof of this is that the ThinkPad red light on the back stays lit and still.


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  • Completely shut down the device instead of using suspend

Hi Tommi. Suspend issues are very prevalent, but it’s certainly not a generic problem (my suspend works fine). This can be documented in Common Issues only if have a good understanding that some unusually large amount of hardware is affected (and which). For the moment I’ll place it into the Ask in English category.

Lenovo Y720-15IKB, suspend fails in ~50% cases, started with kernel 6.2 or a bit earlier.

Is fstrim.service running when the issue occurs? I experienced the same issue, and found that it was because fstrim.service was blocking the suspend. In my case the output of journalctl -b0 had a line containing the phrase Freezing user space processes failed and under that line I found the reason for the failure to suspend. It could be you’ll find clues there.

That’s unlikely, as I use suspend every day, but the service triggers only once a week:

> systemctl cat fstrim.timer | grep -e ^OnCalendar=

Same here.

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I have the same issue,

Linux congard-fedora 6.2.15-200.fc37.x86_64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Thu May 11 15:56:33 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Processors: 16 × AMD Ryzen 7 4800H with Radeon Graphics
Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon Graphics
Product Name: ROG Strix G513

Since there is not much activity in this thread, I opened an actual bug report, here.

Sharing and voicing the issue is very welcome!

It seems that this issue was fixed in Fedora 38 (at least for me):

Linux 6.3.4-201.fc38.x86_64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Sat May 27 15:08:36 UTC 2023 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Aargh! You are lucky, @vgaetera and @congard, I have the Linux Kernel 6.3.8-200.fc38.x86_64, but the sleep state still does not work, not in S3 and not in the “Windows and Linux” version… I also tried removing all GNOME extensions. Nothing works.