I am experiencing suspend/resume issues after updating my kernel to the latest versions viz. 3.13.0-149-generic. Since 2015, and until Kernel version 3.13.0-147-generic, everything was working fine. But now after the latest kernel update, whenever I suspend my Dell 5558 laptop, I am unable to resume; restarting is the only solution.


  • Ubuntu Version: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS - x64
  • Kernel: 3.13.0-149-generic
  • Laptop: Dell 5558

Note: Whenever I revert to my backup copy (one that doesn't contain this update) that I've created using Timeshift everything is normal.

  • I have the same issue. I've filed a bug report: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1774150
    – donnek
    May 30, 2018 at 8:42
  • @donnek - have you been able to arrive at any solution? As for myself, I have reverted to 147 and pinned this kernel version so that my system no longer updates to a newer kernel version, and now everything is working fine. Anyway in the coming months I will have to abandon 14.04 as this is the last year it will be supported, so didn't scratch my head much trying to resolve this issue.
    – eVagabond
    Jun 1, 2018 at 5:28
  • After downgrading intel-microcode from 3.20180425.1 (trusty-security update) to previous version 2.20140122.1, wakeup after suspend finally works again for me...
    – BS.
    Jun 14, 2018 at 17:53
  • To revert I used synaptic and its "force version" option in the package menu after searching/selecting the intel-microcode package (plus the option to block version against update after that). The hardest part for me was to obtain a precisely timed list of updates to sort the (few) possibly bad ones.
    – BS.
    Jun 27, 2018 at 13:47
  • I tried just updating the Kernel while ignoring the intel-microcode update, and yet again I experienced the suspend/resume failure. Eventually, I have decided to continue to pin my kernel updates, as anyway, in the coming months I will have to upgrade to 18.04. For this particular issue, I have decided to go with the popular norm 'If it ain't broke don't fix it.'
    – eVagabond
    Jun 27, 2018 at 18:56

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I've just answered a related solution to a similar issue here: https://askubuntu.com/a/1194066/356228. Found the solution why trying to setup Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) for Ubuntu 14.04.

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