Ubuntu – Suspend not working: shutting down instead

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I have a Dell XPS 13 9350 and Ubuntu 16.04. My laptop is now shutting down instead of suspending. It'll occasionally suspend properly, but I haven't found the pattern behind this. Please help… this issue wrecks my work flow.

Best Answer

You can try this:

  1. Edit the file /etc/default/grub (as root)

  2. Change the line with:

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    

    to:

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_sleep=nonvs"
    
  3. run update-grub (as root)

Above taken from Suspend fails (reboot on resume) and no hibernate option [closed] The answer is from 2011 and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX may not work the same in which case modify the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line instead.


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