Cannot suspend now?

c. marlow chris at
Tue Jun 10 16:43:27 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-06-03 at 20:16 -0500, c. marlow wrote: 
> Hello,
> All of a sudden my SUSPEND feature has quit working after the pc has been up
> christopher at COMPAQ:~$ uptime
>   19:54:50 up 2 days, 10:51,  2 users,  load average: 0.05, 0.06, 0.05
> christopher at COMPAQ:~$
> When clicking on the LUBUNTU menu
> the screen goes black for a min then comes back to the LOG OUT dialog 
> menu at the very bottom it says TIMEOUT REACHED.
> But yesterday it worked fine.. I would click suspend, screen would go 
> black for a min, then pc would turn off ( go to sleep )
> when logging out of lubuntu going to the top right and clicking suspend 
> the log in screen freezes for a min blinks and then the log in dialog 
> box like blinks and then the cursor starts blinking again but during 
> that time the cursor will not blink on the user chooser box where you 
> input your password it just goes | and after a min the screen blinks and 
> then the cursor goes back to blinking to where you can put in your 
> password again.
> when doing SUDO PM-SUSPEND though terminal it asks for my password then 
> just goes back to
> christopher at COMPAQ:~$ sudo pm-suspend
> [sudo] password for christopher:
> christopher at COMPAQ:~$
> also if you log off the session and go back to the log in screen and try 
> to do CTRL ALT f1 f2 my monitor pops up and says its going into standby 
> but as soon as I hit CTRL ALT F8 it wakes up so I cant drop down to a 
> prompt for some reason logged into LU or on the log in screen
> Christopher

So its been awhile since I have updated anyone on the situation but its
weird I am now using Kernel: 

christopher at COMPAQ:~$ uname -r
christopher at COMPAQ:~$ 

the newest Kernel and it seems like the pc has been suspended ( well
using hibernate at night) 

christopher at COMPAQ:~$ uptime
11:41:56 up 1 day, 17:37,  2 users,  load average: 0.03, 0.07, 0.22
christopher at COMPAQ:~$ 

It seems like if I use LXTERM to pm-suspend and pm-hibernate I dont get
the whole put in your password and either the screen goes blank and goes
back to the log in screen or in terminal just sits there and goes back
to a christopher at COMPAQ:~$ prompt after giving LXTERM my password

I shall continue testing this and let you know what happens soon! 


~ Christopher ~
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