closing the lid doesn't suspend after upgrading to 15.10

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Dec 4 12:27:30 UTC 2015

On 4 December 2015 at 10:50, Adam Funk <a24061 at> wrote:
> Since I upgraded my laptop to 15.10, closing the lid no longer
> makes it suspend or even lock the screensaver.  When I close the lid,
> it leaves the stuff below in the syslog.  If I run 'sudo pm-suspend'
> from xterm or a virtual console, it suspends correctly.  This happens
> with both the 4.2.0-18 & 4.2.0-19 kernels.  I'd appreciate any
> suggestions for fixing this.

Do you have an external monitor connected?  If so then that is likely
the problem.  Ubuntu no longer suspends on lid close with an external
monitor.  I think that is a bug but others maintain it is a feature.

Otherwise have a look to see if there is a BIOS update for your PC.
If so then that may help.


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