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[SOLVED] Suspend not working on Cinnamon

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:02 pm
by asquartz

I've been using Mate happily for a while and recently switched to Cinnamon desktop (same installation, nothing else changed). In cinnamon, the laptop does not Suspend when the lid is closed, whereas it did so in Mate.

I have checked the settings in Preferences/Power, this is set to "suspend" on lid closed. It's also set to Suspend on power button, but that does nothing. (button ignored). I note that if I type sudo pm-suspend, this works as expected (except on resume the desktop is not locked).

I've searched and found suggestions relating to nvidia drivers but not sure this can be the issue if Suspend is working on the same installation with the Mate desktop, just not cinnamon.

Any thoughts please? Many thanks.

Re: Suspend not working on Cinnamon

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:10 am
by asquartz
Update, I did some digging and tried a few things
...none of these made any difference.

[SOLVED]Re: Suspend not working on Cinnamon

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:24 am
by asquartz
I solved the problem. In case anyone else is interested, it involved changing some parameters using the "gsettings" command, as detailed in this thread: