In power settings, suspend is disabled. However, the PC still goes into a suspend state after approximately 30 minutes. This behavior does not happen under Ubuntu Budgie on another SSD in the same PC. This is a desktop, not a laptop. Is the behavior intended, or is there a way to disable this that I'm not finding?

  • I also noticed this, even on beta. And now in a fresh final release, I has just now masked the services, and follow now how it works. – Anton Stolov Dec 7 '18 at 15:34

This is a known bug: https://github.com/elementary/switchboard-plug-power/issues/89

There's a workaround near the (current) bottom of the page:

This problem is because the power settings are used from the gconf configuration of the user lightdm, and not the current user. Just test:

sudo su
su - -s /bin/bash lightdm
gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-ac-type

If you change the settings of the user lightdm, the problem disappears

A little further down, it says you need to set the key to "nothing" (still as the lightdm user):

dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-ac-type nothing
  • After the last command I get back No protocol specified. Is this the expected result? – Gabriel Mar 31 at 23:50
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    @Gabriel I also got that message, but it works for me nonetheless. – Michael Kanis Apr 4 at 8:42

I had the same issue. I had set "Suspend when inactive" to "Never", but it would still suspend when idle.

Because I don't care to EVER put this system into suspend mode (automatically or otherwise), I also did another couple of things:

I set the power button action to "do nothing".

And I did this command from the Debian wiki, to completely disable any suspend actions:

sudo systemctl mask sleep.target suspend.target hibernate.target hybrid-sleep.target

Now it doesn't suspend itself. I suspect that the systemctl command was the specific thing that did the trick, but I haven't done any further tests to see whether the power button setting also helped.

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