Computer won't suspend

Asked by Jim Chatman on 2013-04-15

When I select 'Suspend', after a few seconds, the monitor turns off, but nothing else happens. To check this, in the past after being told in the #Ubuntu IRC channel that I wasn't waiting long enough - typical bad #Ubuntu answer - I have changed the power settings so that my machine doesn't turn off and let it run overnight. It still didn't suspend.

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I might be able to help with this, but first you need to tell me what version of ubuntu you're using, and the make and model of your computer

Does the system have a make and model?

Jim Chatman (alienmindgame) said : #3

Toshiba Satellite L305-S5915

Do you dual boot the system?
Do you have the latest BIOS?

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


Okay, this might help :

Strictly, this is from 2010, but the command may still work.

Hope this helps

Jim Chatman (alienmindgame) said : #8

1. No, I don't dual boot.
2. The BIOS was updated within the last month.
3. I have no idea what "lsb_release -a; uname -a" means, nor do I know what the "output" would be.

4. I decided last night to toss this old laptop and this morning I bought another Samsung Series 9 as my kitchen counter machine in order to eliminate all Ubuntu related issues.

I thank you for your time.