Questions about suspending your computer and related power-management questions.

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Windows 10 doesn't come back from sleep

I updated my Dell XPS 15 laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and all seems to work well, except that the machine will not wake up after going to sleep (suspend to RAM) and has to be forcefully powered ...
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Windows 8 won't go into standby - screen turns off, fans stay on

For the past 6 months, my computer has been refusing to go into standby mode (S3, "Suspend-to-Ram") - at least sometimes. On average 2 out of 3 times suspending is working as intended. Upon trying to ...
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Security considerations with TrueCrypt and Intel Rapid Start

I'd like to encrypt my Windows system partition with TrueCrypt on my new notebook. It's using an SSD and supports Intel Rapid Start technology. As far as I've understood it, the computer only goes ...
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Suspend only works once after full power cycle with Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3

This one is strange. I can't seem to get suspend working more than once per power cycle. When I say "power cycle," I mean the only way to get one proper suspend is to cut power from the power supply ...
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Disabling Keyboard Wakeup for Ubuntu 10.04 on Acer 1810TZ

My Acer Aspire 1810TZ laptop suspends fine but wakes up on any slight key-press. I would like to disable this behaviour. I read that it involves disabling something in the /proc/acpi/wakeup but SLPB ...
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Avoid spinup of secondary harddrive upon resume from suspend

I've just installed an extra handdrive. I intend to store movies etc on it, so it will be seldom used. When I suspend or resume the harddrive spins up, even if the drive is unmounted. Is there a way ...
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Any way to run a user script on suspend/resume in KDE4?

I have the desire to run a script as the logged in user immediately before a hibernate (suspend to disk) operation, and immediately after a resume with KDE4. I know that I can put a script in ...
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Brightness doesn't change. But, sleeping the computer and coming back, works

I can't change my brightness on my laptop and I would like a help to solve this problem. Using kcmshell4 kgamma I can change the constrast. But using xbacklight nothing happens. If I put ...
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Computer randomly resumes from suspend

Recently my desktop machine (dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 11.04) started resuming from suspend mode at random times. This usually happens in the middle of the night, but it happened once while I was ...
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Debian often reboots halfway through resume from suspend to disk (hibernate)

I'm on a Lenovo ThinkPad W510, using Debian Squeeze but with the Kernel and acpi-related packages from testing (this was necessary to make hibernate work in the first place). When I hibernate my ...
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Unreliable resume from suspend?

My desktop PC (home-built) resumes from suspend somewhat unreliably. I'd say that it resumes successfully about 85-90% of the time and hangs with a blank screen 5-10% of the time. As far as I can ...
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How to track down hang-on-standby issues?

My windows laptop has started having problems when I put it in sleep mode or to hibernate it. Normally when I put it in sleep mode it works for a few second, the screen goes black and then a second or ...
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Can't suspend laptop using systemd while Slack is started

Sometimes when I'm trying to suspend a laptop using systemctl hybrid-sleep, I get response like this: Failed to put system into hybrid sleep via logind: Sleep verb not supported But after reboot ...
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Can the USB ports on a Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop stay powered when Ubuntu 15.04 suspends?

I can't find a BIOS setting to keep the USB ports powered on suspend. Wondering if Ubuntu can keep them alive? I just want them powered so some devices (phone) attached to the ports can carry on ...
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VMWare Unity Pause upon application close

I am using VMWare Workstation 11 on Windows 8.1. I have applications installed that only work on Windows 7. I followed this tutorial to create a shortcut on my host PC that will automatically launch ...
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manually suspend 3ware raid in linux

I am running a 3ware 9650SE RAID in Fedora. I would like to be able to manually suspend & wake (power off & on) the RAID only. The system does not reside on the RAID. How can I do this? I ...
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rtcwake not working without ac pluged in

(arch, thinkpad x200) just tried to set up a script to switch from "suspend to ram" to "suspend to disk" after 24 hours. I am using rtcwake for this. weird problem: rtcwake is not working. If I try ...
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How do I pause and restart VirtualBox virtual machines on ACPI suspend?

I use VirtualBox to set up Web developer environments on my laptop. If I suspend the computer and then restart, I'll get very long startup times while VirtualBox spins back up. I have much less of a ...
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How can I get suspend or hibernate to work on my Acer Aspire 7551 laptop with Ubuntu 10.04?

If I try to suspend or hibernate on my Acer Aspire 7551 laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 64bit I can't get it to wake back up. When I open the lid after suspending I hit a key and see the power button light ...
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logind.conf not working, closing lid will not suspend laptop

I am running Fedora 22 on a Dell Latitude E6230.  At some point I got a software patch that broke the laptop suspending when I close the lid.  It was working, and now it is not.  I am not sure what ...
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Why can't I suspend Ubuntu 14.04 (running from USB3) anymore?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an USB3.0 stick (Sandisk Extreme 64gb, both /root and /home are on it) as my portable development environment, mostly on an Asus N56VZ laptop. Recently, Ubuntu fails to ...
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Preventing unused spare hdd from spinning up during suspend and shutdown

I recently replaced my sata hdd with an ssd, and keeping the hdd in as a spare. It's not used, not event mounted to filesystem. Yet, when suspending or shutting down the system, it quickly spins up, ...
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WRT54G router with tomato firmware doesn't connect to internet if Windows 8 PC is suspended

This problem began occurring within the past couple of days, and to my knowledge I made no changes to any hardware or to my network layout. I have a Windows 8 PC connected to a gigabit switch (D-Link ...
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Windows XP SP3 - Freezes at “Preparing for Hibernate” (or StandBy) caused by Bluetooth driver

Dell Lattitude E6410, 4GB ram, Windows XP SP3. I've had it for about 6 months, it has been very well behaved, no unexpected problems to speak off. Then suddenly, in the last three days, it froze ...
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Is it considered safe to suspend/hibernate a computer while it's compiling some code?

Will it continue the process where left off? I'm using gcc on a GNU/Linux machine.
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Conditional hibernate with systemd in Linux

I use to have one Linux pm-utils’ script that unmounts my mounted USB disks partitions, triggered by hibernation process. Script returned a failure exit code when unmount failed, so hibernation ...
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sound crackling/popping after wake from suspend

I have a windows 7 PC, with built-in sound card in the motherboard and a USB headphone. After waking from sleep, the sound very often (though not every time) crackles/pops (say, when playing a flash ...
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Debian Wheezy laptop has issues with suspension

I have Debian Wheezy installed on my Acer Aspire 5560G laptop. I have set it to suspend on lid close, which seems to be working fine. However, after a while, if I try to 'wake' the laptop up, I ...
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RAM capacity vs power consumption in S3 Suspend-to-RAM mode

My netbook with 1GB DDR2 RAM module takes 16% of battery for 24 hours of S3 standby mode (STR - Suspend-to-RAM). That amounts to the power consumption of 0.32 Watts in standby. That also means that ...
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My laptop behaves strange after suspend

When waking my laptop from suspend, it behaves very strange - the CPU quickly gets hot and the battery drains insanely fast. Looking into powertop, there is a process called 'rtc_timer_do_work' that ...
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Monitor goes blank after 30 minutes. No keyboard or mouse are attatched, but computer is controlled over SSH

Currently trying to set up a media server which I can control with my laptop or phone. After looking at all the options I decided upon using SSH to start mplayer in fullscreen. Everything is working ...
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Keyboard very unresponsive after resume (just upgraded to Lucid)

Yesterday I upgraded first from Jaunty to Karmic, and immediately after that to Lucid. Most things seems to have gone well, but I have a problem with suspend/resume. After resuming my Compaq-branded ...
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Broken suspend-to-ram mode

How it looks like: laptop goes suspend, but when awoken, boots from scratch. OS: Linux Mint 17.3 x64 Cinnamon Laptop: ASUS UX32LN, EFI boot How it happened: I was switching to SSD. Removed old HDD, ...
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WiFi doesn't show hotspots after waking up

I have arch/gnome 3. Sometimes after suspending/waking up WiFi doen't show any spots, although NetworkManager is functioning well. The Wifi dialog itself is functioning also, but it just doesn't show ...
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Vbetool not working after suspend/resume

I use vbetool to switch a laptop monitor on and off. However, it's not working after suspend/resume (but does work after hibernate/resume). To no avail, I've tried the following pm-suspend quirks: ...
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Resuming from suspend does not work in Linux running on Dell Inspiron 1018

UPD: I have tried to suspend from live Linux Mint 17.3 XFCE. The symptoms were exactly the same: the system did not wake up. I am running $ uname -a Linux inspiron 4.1.15-gentoo-r1 #2 SMP Thu Feb 11 ...
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how to write udev rule to supend laptop on low battery, but not when on ac?

I would like to suspend my linux laptop when battery is low. This is done by an udevrule: SUBSYSTEM=="power_supply", ATTR{status}=="Discharging", ATTR{capacity}=="[0-6]", RUN+="/bin/systemctl suspend" ...
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Sometimes OS does not go to sleep

I have the last version of BunsenLabs 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u1 (2015-12-14) x86_64 GNU/Linux Motherboard: Asus Z97 PRO; CPU: i5-4590; SSD: Kingston SSDNow; Video: ...
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bluetooth activated after resuming form suspend

After resuming from suspend, gnome 3 activates "graphically" the bluetooth i.e. bluetooth service is still disabled but the icon of the bluetooth is present if I click on the top right of the screen ...
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Linux - wake from suspend on a specific keystroke of a USB keyboard OR a mouse button press

I know that USB devices can be configured in such a way that any activity detected on them wakes the computer up. I would like to be able to trigger the wake up by a specific key / shortcut or by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: can't connect to wired internet after I close and open the lid (suspend)

Everytime I'm connected to the internet wired (no router), and I close the lid and open the lid again (meaning I suspend my laptop), the wired connection is attempted to be established (meaning you ...
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NTFS partition is in an unsafe state: failure to boot Windows 8 Lenovo laptop

I have Lenovo G50-45 that after power on have no signs on the screen, though cpu fan is rotating, that goes to self power off after few seconds of such a state and self power on to repeat the same ...
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Dell Dimension E521 not waking up from sleep or hibernate

I have been having some unusual power management problems on my Dell Dimension E521. When the computer goes to suspend mode automatically, it suspends properly, but when I turn it on, all I get is a ...
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Suspend does not work on Debian Jessie

Today I observed that suspend sometimes does not work properly in freshly installed Debian Jessie. After executing suspend (Alt + Shut Down button) the following message appears on black screen: ...
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Asus Vivo Mouse - Touch Pad Not Reacting After a Few Seconds

I'm having an Asus Vivo Mouse which combines a regular mouse with a touch pad. Anyway, everything works just fine. But when I position the mouse steady and only use the touchpad, it sometimes just ...
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GTX 860M stuck to 33 Mhz after suspend on linux

With the official nvidia driver, whenever I enter suspend mode and return, the GPU clock is set to 33 Mhz and stays there no matter what I do. Kernel: 3.19.2-1-ARCH Driver: 346.47 Hardware: MSI GE60 ...
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Windows XP don't show login screen after opening laptop lid

On my Dell Latitude D530 with Windows XP, I closed the lid and I think I opened it before the computer went into sleep mode. When I opened the lid, the login screen didn't show up! No menu, nothing. ...
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Is it safe to “suspend” process?

I have Win7 and I use Process Explorer to suspend process. My concern is: is it better to shutdown firefox (and fb notifications) when I watch the movie or is it better to suspend/resume in instant?
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How to enable auto suspend to RAM on ReadyNAS 104?

I've recently bought a ReadyNAS 104 and I want to save energy by suspending it to RAM. This should be done automatically after a user defined idle time. How do I configure the NAS do behave in this ...
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How to find out why Fedora will not resume

I have a Fedora 17 desktop system running the latest 64-bit kernel which will not go to sleep properly. I know this because the fan continues to run after the screen has blanked - further the system ...