Having changed systemd/logind.conf as follows:


with a desktop monitor plugged in the computer suspends on pressing the power button.

As launched without desktop connected, suspension does not work. I tried setting /usr/sbin/pm-suspend in powerbtn-acpi-support.sh for good measure with no change.

What is the problem? My system is Debian 8.

  • Same here (Debian 10). If a monitor is connected, a 60 seconds timeout appears, after that the system shuts down. If no monitor is connected, the system doesn't shutdown, even after 60+ seconds. Interestingly, when no monitor is connected, the power button is pressed and afterwards a monitor is connected, the system shuts down immediately. Commented Jul 1, 2022 at 17:28

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Not exactly sure what was causing the error, but I disabled the Gnome desktop manager ( systemctl set-default multi-user.target ) and the suspend function works as desired.

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