Had to remove all of the Power settings related to resume (to 'do nothing') on my machine due to suspend not waking machine properly. Screen remains black.

Note: sometimes MacOS SnowLeopard did have the issue that the screen did not wake, but a re-suspend re-wake did solve the matter everytime.

Using loki 0.4.1; graphic card is ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 - does it has to do with installing the proprietary drivers?

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The issue is now solved: first I followed these two tutorials: 1. Improving Power management in EOS Freya (though using Loki 0.4.1) 2. Most Effective Ways to Reduce Laptop Overheating in Linux

Then I had a system update (drivers and intel chip) and since then resume from Suspend is going rather smoothly, and also lid close to Suspend goes fine too now.

  • Wow. Thanks for posting a fix. I had a hell of a time trying to track this stuff down and just gave up. It's appreciated! :)
    – Eosdude
    Commented Sep 9, 2017 at 19:53
  • I've noticed something related to DVD playback, though: when there's been a full screen playback, sometimes Suspend won't work properly and will do just like before, produce a black screen and require a force reboot..
    – Lurch
    Commented Sep 10, 2017 at 6:34
  • Yeah, I don't bother with such things with computers. I just keep things on or off Linux or Windows. I don't do the suspend/hibernate options anymore.
    – Eosdude
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 19:26
  • System's just fine now, suspends comprehensively, including on lid close and resumes most of the time normally too.
    – Lurch
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 23:16

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