Unable to suspend laptop, it suspends but starts after 5 seconds. tried from command, when closing lid, and from panel all the same. it starts again by itself. any help on how to fix it will be appreciated...

  • There is not enough information here to offer any suggestions. Could you edit your question to include: (1) the brand and model of your computer (2) whether the machine is using WiFi or a wired network connection? With this it may be possible to identify the problem and offer a solution 👍🏻
    – matigo
    Oct 10, 2021 at 22:19
  • @matigo thanks for asking what is needed to have a a clear aproach to my Issue. here is the info: 1- Lenovo Legion: Hexa-Core Intel® Core™ i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz Intel® UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile) NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX® 1650 Mobile / Max-Q 2-Unable to suspend in all cases, from wifi either ethernet and wifi and ethernet off,
    – zensir
    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:54
  • I tried this but no success: evagabond.me/2020/11/solved-suspend-not-working-in-ubuntu.html
    – zensir
    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:55
  • I also USB booted Manjaro Gnome and same issue. Couldn't suspend, something from my hardware is waking up my OS and can't disable it.
    – zensir
    Oct 13, 2021 at 7:58
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    Issue solved after elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir update.
    – zensir
    Mar 2, 2022 at 20:27

1 Answer 1


I had the same issue and the update to 6.1 didn't solved the issue. I could solve it following some help from other topics:

  1. Disabling USB devices (including bluetooth) that keeps turning on the device: https://askubuntu.com/a/1144466/603553

  2. Suspend On when AC power is connected: Following these instructions I've discovered that my device (X1 7th Gen) had a BIOS settings that I can disable/enable suspension when AC power is connected. Also, there is an option to optimize suspension for Linux/Windows OS.


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