I have recently installed Loki on Dell Inspiron 7560 (i7) laptop with 8 GB of RAM and 4 GB of Swap. The system works fine for most of the time but when waking up after sleep and plugging in/out makes the system abruptly going out of power and shutting down. I have a dual boot system with windows and this problem is not there when I work boot windows.

I have checked a lot of solutions.

  • I have gone to my BIOS power management where I enabled optimized for charging option.

  • I have Swap space (4GB)

  • I had installed tlp, but uninstalled it, thinking it might be interfering with the drivers.

  • I have latest NVIDIA proprietary software (381.09) installed on my system, but my primary graphics card is Intel only.

Does anyone know how to solve this issue? Is it a manufacturing/hardware issue?

  • i am having the same problem except mine is installed on an iMac
    – devin
    Feb 16, 2018 at 22:51

1 Answer 1


I have experienced this type of problem on a number of different systems, but after a lot of work I tracked it down to the lid being opened (after suspend) not being recognised. The fix was simple in the end, just add the following to you kernel parameters


Basically this tells ACPI to emit an extra open event when waking from suspend which should stop the system shutting down.


Press e when the menu shows up and add this open to the end of the linux line:

linux /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=978e3e81-8048-4ae1-8a06-aa727458e8ff quiet splash

Press Ctrl+x to boot with these parameters.

For a general documentation about how to pass kernel parameters have a look at the always awesome Arch wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_parameters

  • I appreciate the answer, however, it'll help others if you give the whole set of instructions. If someone wants to dig deeper then they can go to the Arch wiki. Feb 17, 2018 at 18:30
  • Also, I am not using eOS anymore, so I can't test it. If this solution works for anyone then kindly comment; I'll accept it as the answer. Feb 17, 2018 at 18:31
  • I was trying to keep the answer generic, I didn't want to just cut and paste from the archi wiki - but am happy to. Do you have the issue with other linux distros on the same machine ?
    – Stuart
    Feb 18, 2018 at 16:30
  • Not really. I moved to Manjaro where I faced another issue, but it ironed out after few updates. Feb 20, 2018 at 8:01

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