I have been getting a very annoying problem since recently in Ubuntu 12.04, probably due to another update that did more bad than good...

When I resume from sleep on battery power my Lenovo Thinkpad T420, my wireless laser mouse (Logitech M705) freezes everytime I leave it for 2 seconds. It then starts moving again when I shake it for 5 seconds. The touchpad works normally.

I'm guessing the mouse enters some sleep mode and I'd like to know where to change this "timeout" value.

2 Answers 2


I found a solution on this page:


here's what I did:

in /etc/laptop-mode/conf.d/usb-autosuspend.conf


And everything works normal now.

  • Did you have to reboot for this to work?
    – naught101
    Jul 10, 2013 at 2:20
  • I rebooted, and it appears to have worked. I guess there's probably a way to restart it without rebooting, but I've always had trouble find out stuff like that for USB. Anyway, thanks for the research!
    – naught101
    Jul 10, 2013 at 2:30

I'm not sure which kernel module the mouse drivers are using (you could check that). There's the possibility to mark modules problematic to suspend/resume, having them removed at suspend - and reloaded at resume. This is done using the SUSPEND_MODULES setting, as e.g. described in this question. Worth trying.

  • Thanks Izzy, I've just edited the question, it no longer is a suspend/resume problem but a problem occurring only on battery power.
    – R Pennese
    Jul 11, 2012 at 7:48
  • Oh -- I see. But your new description seems even more annoying: 5s after resume only is something one can live with, but in the middle of work... Good luck for a fast solution!
    – Izzy
    Jul 11, 2012 at 8:33

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