I just upgraded my Asus 1015E from 12.04 to 13.04, then to 13.10. From Gnome Flashback (no effects), if I select "Suspend" or close the lid, the computer does not go into low power mode, instead acting like I hit the "lock screen" button. I'd like to avoid having to turn the computer off every time I need to shut the lid.


I had the same problem with my 1015E after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 to 13.04 to 13.10. The forums said it was a bad idea, that I should do a clean install, but I bullishly pressed ahead anyway.

I had that problem and several others, so I wound up doing a clean install from a USB stick and now suspend works well.

The first go-round I did an encrypted home folder, this time I didn't. I am not sure if that has anything to do with it.

  • But how did you do the clean install?!! I am in the same boat now that my 13.10 is buggy and everything doesn't work. So I want to return to 12.04 for now, but I'm not sure how to do it. I tried to format a USB drive to do it, but got an error message saying it's not bootable. I also don't understand the boot menu anyway. What if I put the .iso file on a cd in an external drive and plug it in? Can anyone help? – Sam Jackson Jan 10 '14 at 21:40

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