How to stop laptop from suspending

asked 2018-11-27 14:25:12 -0600

updated 2018-11-27 14:58:00 -0600


I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop which had windows vista and Linux mint running on it. Both OS's worked fine, no problems. I then proceeded to install Fedora 29 onto the laptop, using the install wizard to format the HD.

The installation was successful and I was told I could restart the laptop. Once I did this the laptop keeps on going into suspend (or hibernate, I am not sure) mode every 10 to 15 seconds. The fist time it happens is even before the login screen loads! Upon pressing the power button the process continues. I have tried two things:

1) In the terminal (in the GUI) run sudo systemd-inhibit /bin/bash

2) In an alternate window (alt+F2) I have set pretty much everything to "ignore" in the /etc/systemd/logind.conf file.

Neither of these work. The laptop goes into hibernation/suspend mode every 10 to 15 seconds. This is a fresh install.

Any suggestions or ideas of what I could try or what could be wrong would be much appreciated!


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Is your laptop running off of the battery or is it plugged in, please?

MettaCrawler gravatar imageMettaCrawler ( 2018-11-28 06:22:18 -0600 )edit

Hi MettaCrawel, the laptop is plugged in. There is no battery installed at all (the battery is lost - I do not have one). That is an interesting question - I am curious where you are going with this :)

v1talogy gravatar imagev1talogy ( 2018-11-28 09:56:23 -0600 )edit

The fact that there is no battery in your laptop might be causing the system to suspend.

MettaCrawler gravatar imageMettaCrawler ( 2018-11-28 10:55:22 -0600 )edit

OK thanks, adding a comment here for reference. Both Fedora 28 and 29 does this. I installed mint and it is running fine, no problems. Very unfortunate as I would have liked to use Fedora :(

Thanks for your input MettaCrawler.

v1talogy gravatar imagev1talogy ( 2018-11-28 23:52:20 -0600 )edit

You could run Fedora in a virtual machine on Mint.

MettaCrawler gravatar imageMettaCrawler ( 2018-11-29 08:41:40 -0600 )edit