When I suspend my Ubuntu (version 18.04), it doesn't wake up by clicking buttons or anything (even though I do hear the computer is on). Only option I have is to power it off and on.

My computer info:

  • MSI laptop model: MS-1781

What I've tried:

  • Update the OS with the following commands:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade
    sudo apt dist-upgrade
  • Use NVidia proprietary software

  • Tried version 16.04, still doesn't work
  • Edited the GRUB file with different online recommendations, non of which worked
  • Tried pressing random keys when suspended, like ALT + Control + Backspace, nothing

QUESTION: - Does anyone have any possible solutions to this? I don't want to go back to windows. But this is so inconvenient, that I have to power it off all the time. It really sucks, and I see a lot of people having similar problems online :(


Have you tried pressing the power button for a second or so?

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon that has the same issue: it won't wake via any keypresses, or pressing the power button for a short time, but seems to wake fine with a long press.

Not sure if that is a bug or a feature...

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