[Solved] Linux Mint 18 not waking up from Suspend / Hibernate after Lid close

My Linux Mint 18 today was refusing to wake up from Suspend/Hibernate after I had closed the lid. It’s a little odd, because I went for the cinnamon and all other niceness installation variant, an image that wouldn’t even fit on a 2GB USB flash drive.

The only thing I apparently had to do was to open the driver manager and install the graphics drivers, followed by an apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

Apart from that I can really recommend Linux Mint 18 so far, it’s been my favourite distribution for some years because it has all of the fairly up to date Ubuntu packages, a usable desktop (Cinnamon is a fork of Gnome 3) and you just very easily get shit done with it.

It’s still startling me that it doesn’t just wake up when installed on a Mac Book Air, a fairly… common piece of hardware, also a fairly common piece of hardware to run Linux on I believe.

Forgiving the few kinks of the new release, I’ll still recommend Linux Mint to anyone who wants a stable desktop Linux without having to compile packages and still close to the server side if you’re running Debian or Ubuntu on the server.

PS: make sure you have your display brightness up, because it seems to turn off completely below 80%.

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2 thoughts on “[Solved] Linux Mint 18 not waking up from Suspend / Hibernate after Lid close”

  1. Solution: Upgrade to kernel 4.13.1.

    I was struggling with this issue on my lenovo G40 laptop since 2 years. Recently i upgraded to the latest kernel 4.13.1. The problem solved 100%. Works perfectly. Tested with Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Centos 7, Fedora 26, Linux Mint 18.2, opensuse 42.3. All OS work perfectly with kernel 4.13.1. When i close and open the laptop lid, it wakes up from suspend smoothly.

    ukuu — Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility:

    sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install ukuu


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