My laptop restarts everytime I close the lid and open it up again.

In System Settings->Power there is no option for what the laptop should do when the lid is closed.

The laptop never did this before but I got this problem after a fresh Debian install.

Also when hibernate it seams to restart when it comes out of hibernation.

edit: My laptop is a Dell Latitude e6410 and I found out that I probably have this problem after a bios update to the newest firmware.

Debian version 7.8

lspci output: VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [NVS 3100M] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

  • What laptop model and OS version are you using, with what graphics? (use lspci -v and edit the answer into your question). It could be that it is trying to suspend, and restarts instead.
    – Wilf
    Jan 23, 2015 at 17:55

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Restart on closing the lid is not the default behavior of any distro I know of. That said, this is likely a more serious issue like a graphics card driver problem.

Try going into your bios setup screen (usually F2 on boot) and disabling switchable graphics, crossfire, or nvidia optimus. If that setting doesn't exist, then try installing the other drivers for your graphics card... you may want to try close sourced drivers like nvidia, instead of nouveau.

  • I didn`t found any of those options in my bios Jan 24, 2015 at 19:06

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