Suspend ends the current session

Hello folks, it’s been a while. So, I recently changed my power options so that my computer would suspend after 20 minutes of inactivity… but every now and then (I’d say more than 50% of the times), when II come back to it, the current session has been killed and I need to login again and start every thing up again.

Before this, I’d just let the computer turn off the displays and stay running normally.

Any ideas what could be causing this?

  Kernel: 6.9.3-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1 clocksource: tsc
    avail: acpi_pm parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=5309dd87-249f-4b46-97cc-d3e9694e11ac rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet
    resume=UUID=2bc0ab3f-115d-4d02-8834-b9c9e5ffcd56 loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.0.5 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.3.0 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2
    dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: G5 5590 v: N/A serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0CNDTP v: A04 serial: <superuser required> part-nu: 08EA
    uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell v: 1.13.2 date: 05/22/2020
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 43.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 43.6/60.0 Wh (72.6%) volts: 16.5 min: 15.2
    model: SMP DELL JJPFK87 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: full
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-9750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake gen: core 9 level: v3
    note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10)
    microcode: 0xF6
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache: L1: 384 KiB
    desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4050 high: 4100 min/max: 800/4500 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 4099 2: 4097 3: 4022 4: 4000 5: 4099 6: 4100 7: 4100 8: 4002
    9: 4096 10: 4000 11: 3996 12: 4000 bogomips: 62399
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel
    arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports: active: none off: eDP-1 empty: DP-2,
    DP-3, HDMI-A-2, HDMI-A-3 bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU106M [GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 550.90.07
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 550.xx+ status: current (as of 2024-04; EOL~2026-12-xx)
    arch: Turing code: TUxxx process: TSMC 12nm FF built: 2018-2022 ports: active: none
    off: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 empty: none bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f11 class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 0c45:671f class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris
    gpu: i915,nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 675x285mm (26.57x11.22") s-diag: 733mm (28.85")
  Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DP-1-0 note: disabled pos: primary model: LG (GoldStar) HDR WFHD
    serial: <filter> built: 2018 res: 2560x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 81 gamma: 1.2
    size: 798x334mm (31.42x13.15") diag: 869mm (34.2") modes: max: 2560x1080 min: 640x480
  Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-1-0 note: disabled model: LG (GoldStar) ULTRAWIDE
    serial: <filter> built: 2013 res: 2560x1080 dpi: 112 gamma: 1.2 size: 677x290mm (26.65x11.42")
    diag: 628mm (24.7") modes: max: 2560x1080 min: 640x480
  Monitor-3: eDP-1 note: disabled model: BOE Display 0x084a built: 2018 res: 2560x1080 dpi: 142
    gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64") diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
    drv: iris device: 3 drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: iris
    inactive: wayland,device-1
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 24.1.1-arch1.1 glx-v: 1.4
    direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) device-ID: 8086:3e9b
    memory: 7.53 GiB unified: yes
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 9 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    (CFL GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 24.1.1-arch1.1 device-ID: 8086:3e9b surfaces: xcb,xlib
    device: 1 type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 driver: nvidia v: 550.90.07
    device-ID: 10de:1f11 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 2 type: cpu name: llvmpipe (LLVM 17.0.6 256
    bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 24.1.1-arch1.1 (LLVM 17.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000
    surfaces: xcb,xlib
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    alternate: snd_soc_skl, snd_soc_avs, snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 0000:01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f9 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Realtek USB Audio driver: snd-usb-audio type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1
    mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-4.5:4 chip-ID: 0bda:4014 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
  API: ALSA v: k6.9.3-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse status: active
    2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin
    tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Realtek vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 0000:3b:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:2502 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp59s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Dell
    driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:3c:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:003e class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp60s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-3: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter driver: r8152 type: USB rev: 3.0
    speed: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 bus-ID: 6-1.2:3 chip-ID: 0bda:8153 class-ID: 0000
    serial: <filter>
  IF: enp58s0u1u2 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: br-6bfe65abf195 state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: unknown mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-2: docker0 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-3: veth6ca598b state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1
    mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-14:7 chip-ID: 0cf3:e007 class-ID: e001
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.2 lmp-v: 8 status:
    discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 6c010c
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: intel_nvme_remap v: N/A
    port: 5060 bus-ID: 0000:00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086:282a rev: N/A class-ID: 0104
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 899.63 GiB (76.9%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN520 NVMe WDC 256GB
    size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B tech: SSD serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 20240012 temp: 44.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD10SPZX-75Z10T3 size: 931.51 GiB
    block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 4514 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 39.74 GiB size: 39.74 GiB (100.00%) used: 37.56 GiB (94.5%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 616 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 181.46 GiB size: 181.46 GiB (100.00%) used: 120.86 GiB (66.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 39.74 GiB size: 39.74 GiB (100.00%) used: 37.56 GiB (94.5%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 39.74 GiB size: 39.74 GiB (100.00%) used: 37.56 GiB (94.5%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.43 GiB used: 3.2 MiB (0.0%) priority: 100 comp: zstd
    avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 12 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: parti
tion size: 16.98 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
  System Temperatures: cpu: 70.0 C pch: 67.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.43 GiB used: 5.51 GiB (35.7%)
  Processes: 368 Power: uptime: 9h 17m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: s2idle avail: deep
    wakeups: 1 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot, suspend, test_resume image: 6.13 GiB
    services: org_kde_powerdevil, power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255
    default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Packages: 1915 pm: pacman pkgs: 1907 libs: 528 tools: octopi,paru pm: flatpak pkgs: 8
    Compilers: clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 14.1.1 Client: shell wrapper v: 5.2.26-release inxi: 3.3.34
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
  System install date:     2024-03-11
  Last full system update: 2024-06-10
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Failed units:            

Try setting up " Preserve video memory after suspend" as described in this article: NVIDIA/Tips and tricks - ArchWiki

You can add a kernel module parameter by creating a config in etc/modprobe.d/ with an editor like Micro:

sudo micro /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-preserve-memory.conf

Paste in the options for the kernel module parameter:

options nvidia NVreg_PreserveVideoMemoryAllocations=1

Save and exit out of the file. Then rebuild the initramfs.

sudo dracut-rebuild

Finally, enable the services mentioned in the article.

sudo systemctl enable --now nvidia-suspend.service nvidia-hibernate.service nvidia-resume.service

I find it really awesome how you point to a solution but also brings it to the forum, step by step, so even complete and total noobs can fix this kind of stuff! Much appreciated! <3

wow. Something really weird happened, when I enabled those - the screen turned off and wouldn’t come back. I had to hard shutdown the computer… but when I turned it back on, everything seemed ok. The services are now enabled. I still need to test the suspend… let’s see how this goes.

Thanks once again, Blu!

OPS. Nope, it’s inactive!

sudo systemctl status nvidia-suspend.service nvidia-hibernate.service nvidia-resume.service

○ nvidia-suspend.service - NVIDIA system suspend actions
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/nvidia-suspend.service; enabled; preset: disabled)
Active: inactive (dead)

○ nvidia-hibernate.service - NVIDIA system hibernate actions
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/nvidia-hibernate.service; enabled; preset: disabled)
Active: inactive (dead)

○ nvidia-resume.service - NVIDIA system resume actions
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/nvidia-resume.service; enabled; preset: disabled)
Active: inactive (dead)

but despite that, I haven’t seen the problem repeat during the day today!

It is normal for these services to appear as “inactive (dead)” when you check their status using systemctl because they are “oneshot” services. When they are triggered, they run their one process and then exit.

If you want to check and see what these services are doing (to make sure they are functioning correctly, or just see what there is to see), you can check the logs.

journalctl -u nvidia-suspend.service
journalctl -u nvidia-hibernate.service
journalctl -u nvidia-resume.service

There should be activity in the logs for these services after you have a suspend or resume event.


yep! confirmed!

jun 18 22:26:21 johnny-g55590 systemd[1]: Starting NVIDIA system resume actions...
jun 18 22:26:21 johnny-g55590 suspend[189571]: nvidia-resume.service
jun 18 22:26:21 johnny-g55590 logger[189571]: <13>Jun 18 22:26:21 suspend: nvidia-resume.service
jun 18 22:26:21 johnny-g55590 systemd[1]: nvidia-resume.service: Deactivated successfully.
jun 18 22:26:21 johnny-g55590 systemd[1]: Finished NVIDIA system resume actions.
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