When I press suspend from menu. I only get black screen but I can hear disk running. *note: I've chosen encryption during installation - the whole disk as home * I've then install pm-utils and when I write sudo pm-suspsend computer freezes literally. I can't move mouse and when I try to wake it by pressing enter, it's not working.

I don't know how can I provide logs since then I'm forced to cold power off computer.

I can tell you hardware/software info:

hw: Acer Aspire v3 112p

CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz GPU is intel's integrated, lspci | grep VGA says: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ValleyView Gen7 (rev 0e)

uname -a

Linux rozica 3.19.0-31-generic #36~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 8 10:21:08 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  • Nope I'm not using ubuntu. I'm using lates Freya. Clean install month ago. Freya uses ubuntu's kernel. Check it yourself.
    – fartis01
    Nov 5, 2015 at 9:53
  • Just for non belivers: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: elementary OS Description: elementary OS Freya Release: 0.3.1 Codename: freya
    – fartis01
    Nov 5, 2015 at 9:55
  • please run sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-trusty xserver-xorg-lts-trusty and let me know the result.
    – Ravan
    Nov 5, 2015 at 10:30
  • Can you please explain me why would older kernel fix the problem. As I mentioned, I currently have 3.19.0-31-generic kernel, but with your suggestion I would actually get older kernel: The following NEW packages will be installed: linux-generic linux-generic-lts-trusty linux-headers-3.13.0-67 linux-headers-3.13.0-67-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-3.13.0-67-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-67-generic linux-image-generic xserver-xorg-lts-trusty
    – fartis01
    Nov 5, 2015 at 11:52
  • reference here
    – Ravan
    Nov 5, 2015 at 12:04

2 Answers 2


I don't think this is a kernel issue because I tested several versions. I solved the suspend/resume issue by installing a proprietary video driver and blacklisting: nouveau

  • what proprietary video drivers did you install? I have Intel Corporation ValleyView Gen7 (rev 0e) video card. If you have intel video card too can you provide direct link for proprietary drivers pretty please? Or package name (even better).
    – fartis01
    Jan 19, 2016 at 9:33

There are 4 suspending modes i am aware off that you can select in the BIOS/UEFI (S1-S4).


Make sure you select the one you need.

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