Laptop does not suspend when lid is closed

Hi all!

Was testing the live CD and noticed that my laptop does not suspend when the lid is closed, It just moves the primary screen to my external monitor, connected via HDMI.
I enabled the suspend option in GNOME Tweaks, is there anything else I can try before I go and install the OS?

System information:

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15ast, 8GB RAM, 64 bits AMD CPU



The read and write cycles are to slow on flash drives, hence a Live System aka an install media is never prepared to make use of sleep/suspend and/or hibernate.
In many cases on installed system you have to make use of this
Many laptops might also require this

If this are the same models, then i recomend reading this
see the Sleep mode part …

Thanks @bogdancovaciu, I will try to install the OS and play with those settings.

HI again,

Just installed Manjaro with GNOME and the laptop won’t suspend, even with the GNOME Tweaks option and logind file settings set to ‘suspend’.

You might have to go trough those links i mentioned and see where the issue is, or provide some more information about your setup, as described here How to provide good information
That way, someone will guide you in the right direction.

I followed those links and can’t seem to fix the issue.

Here’s my system information:

  Kernel: 5.9.11-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.9-x86_64 
  root=UUID=00e74dcd-e761-486b-9930-bc5243bbf8f1 rw quiet splash apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor resume=UUID=cb4d1f4d-497e-4229-92cf-79b5985db108 
  Desktop: GNOME 3.38.1 tk: GTK 3.24.23 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.38.2 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80XV v: Lenovo ideapad 320-15AST 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo ideapad 320-15AST 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40700WIN serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: 5PCN24WW date: 10/29/2018 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 8.8 Wh condition: 20.6/30.0 Wh (69%) volts: 8.1/7.5 
  model: SMP L16M2PB1 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Charging 
  Info: Dual Core model: AMD A4-9120 RADEON R3 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G bits: 64 
  type: MCP arch: Excavator family: 15 (21) model-id: 70 (112) stepping: N/A 
  microcode: 6006705 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 8787 
  Speed: 1297 MHz max: 1300 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1297 
  2: 1296 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
  disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: AMD Stoney [Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5 Graphics] vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 chip ID: 1002:98e4 
  Device-2: Chicony EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 2-1.3:4 
  chip ID: 04f2:b5d7 serial: <filter> 
  Display: wayland server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: gnome-shell 
  driver: amdgpu note: display driver n/a - try sudo/root display ID: :0 
  screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2806x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 742x238mm (29.2x9.4") 
  s-diag: 779mm (30.7") 
  Monitor-1: XWAYLAND2 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 102 
  size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") diag: 389mm (15.3") 
  Monitor-2: XWAYLAND4 res: 1440x900 hz: 60 dpi: 89 
  size: 410x260mm (16.1x10.2") diag: 485mm (19.1") 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD STONEY (DRM 3.39.0 5.9.11-3-MANJARO LLVM 11.0.0) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 20.2.3 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: AMD vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.1 
  chip ID: 1002:15b3 
  Device-2: AMD Family 15h Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:09.2 chip ID: 1022:157a 
  Device-3: C-Media USB PnP Audio Device type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 1-1.1:3 chip ID: 0d8c:0134 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.11-3-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8821AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: rtl8821ae v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8821 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 1000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 7.02 GiB (3.1%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G size: 223.57 GiB 
  block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
  rev: 0102 scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw size: 214.47 GiB size: 210.11 GiB (97.96%) used: 7.02 GiB (3.3%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sda3 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 44.9 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  GPU: device: amdgpu temp: 41.0 C device: amdgpu temp: 44.0 C 
  Processes: 208 Uptime: 34m Memory: 6.68 GiB used: 1.80 GiB (27.0%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1171 lib: 321 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.1.08

What is this command returning from terminal
cat /sys/power/mem_sleep

That command returned cat /sys/power/mem_sleep

Please don’t rush to post. Take another look. You should have something like
s2idle [deep]
[s2idle] deep

Sorry, copied the wrong bit.

It returned s2idle [deep]

From this part
run the commands from terminal and report the error you get.
systemctl suspend

systemctl hybrid-sleep

systemctl hibernate

Test each separate, collect the errors you get, reboot, test the next. See what helps for your case and adapt the conf file.

Sorry, but how do I collect the errors, if any?

Have you enabled swap when you installed? (and make sure it is the size of your ram, otherwise if its a smaller partition it can’t save all the ram to disk).

Afaik suspend/hibernate doesn’t work without swap. And if you haven’t, enable systemd-swap, it can dynamically assign the swap size as needed, which is more disk size efficient than a fixed size partition (howtos are all over the place).

Hi, I had a 8GB swp partition, but no joy - also my problem was with suspension.
I don’t Manjaro installed anymore, due to many bugs with my GPU also.

Any guess about the following machine - will it suspend fine or not with Manjaro Linux? In Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon with all updates (including nVidia 460.91.03 proprietary driver via Driver manager), it doesn’t. Although booting from Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon ISO, suspending works. Therefore just testing with live ISO, it might not show the final truth.