Weird Laptop suspend/hibernate issues (blk screen w/ cursor)

$ garuda-inxi

  Kernel: 6.1.19-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
    root=UUID=4b6cca29-2701-4c59-9027-cf5941e788dd rw [email protected]
    root=/dev/mapper/luks-3f64581c-edae-4cb5-901c-7759ffe4763b quiet splash
    rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=/dev/mapper/luks-aaf12ed2-1151-4344-a254-fc37585de272 loglevel=3
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.1 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.36 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.18.0 vt: 2 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E7470 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0T6HHJ v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.36.3 date: 09/18/2022
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 41.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 41.3/55.0 Wh (75.0%)
    volts: 8.3 min: 7.6 model: Samsung SDI DELL 1W2Y26A type: Li-poly
    serial: <filter> status: full
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-6600U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake
    gen: core 6 level: v3 note: check built: 2015 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 4 MiB desc: 1x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2300 high: 2800 min/max: 400/3400 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 2800 2: 2800 3: 2800
    4: 800 bogomips: 22408
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Dell Latitude E7470
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9 process: Intel 14n built: 2015-16 ports:
    active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.7 compositor: xfwm v: 4.18.0 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915
    display-ID: :1 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x286mm (20.00x11.26")
    s-diag: 583mm (22.95")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: AU Optronics 0x1036 built: 2014 res: 1920x1080
    hz: 60 dpi: 158 gamma: 1.2 size: 309x174mm (12.17x6.85") diag: 355mm (14")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 2560x1440
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell Latitude E7470
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_soc_avs
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.19-1-lts running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.67 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24f3 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel driver: N/A pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: N/A
    bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:093c class-ID: 0280
  Local Storage: total: 267.5 GiB used: 16.26 GiB (6.1%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 maj-min: 179:0 model: SL32G size: 29.03 GiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter> scheme: MBR
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Toshiba model: THNSN5256GPU7
    NVMe 256GB size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 57DA4103
    temp: 47.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 229.37 GiB size: 229.37 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 16.26 GiB (7.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-3f64581c-edae-4cb5-901c-7759ffe4763b
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 752 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 229.37 GiB size: 229.37 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 16.26 GiB (7.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-3f64581c-edae-4cb5-901c-7759ffe4763b
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 229.37 GiB size: 229.37 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 16.26 GiB (7.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-3f64581c-edae-4cb5-901c-7759ffe4763b
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 229.37 GiB size: 229.37 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 16.26 GiB (7.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-3f64581c-edae-4cb5-901c-7759ffe4763b
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.65 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1
    mapped: luks-aaf12ed2-1151-4344-a254-fc37585de272
  System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C pch: 36.5 C mobo: 38.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
  Processes: 277 Uptime: 14m wakeups: 8 Memory: 7.65 GiB
  used: 2.56 GiB (33.5%) Init: systemd v: 253 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.1 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1377
  libs: 366 tools: pamac,paru Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: yakuake
  inxi: 3.3.25
Garuda (2.6.15-1):
  System install date:     2023-03-12
  Last full system update: 2023-03-15
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager mkinitcpio
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Failed units:       

I get a black screen with the cursor whenever I resume hibernation/suspend on my laptop.
I have tried the following Kernels with same results:

  • Linux-lts
  • Linux-xanmod
  • Linux-tt
  • Linux-mainline
  • Linux-hardened
  • Linux-cachyos-bore

My bios is up to date.

In the power manager settings, if I disable "Lock screen when system is going to sleep" I do not have the black screen issue. So I assume the issue is related to this.

On the Dell_E7470 Arch Wiki, it states that suspend to RAM and suspend to Disk options both work.

I would really prefer not to leave the system without a password prompt upon resume.

My only option is to open another tty and login and run startx so I can get a clean reboot.

Any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks!

Please, let it in Xfce.

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What are your BIOS hibernate state options set at?

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Thanks for the idea, here are the BIOS settings I have.

Power Management

  • AC Behavior - Wake on AC
  • Auto On Time - Disabled
  • USB Wake Support - Enable USB Wake Support
  • Wireless Radio Control - Control WLAN radio/Control WWAN radio
  • Wake on LAN/WLAN - Disabled
  • Block Sleep - Disabled
  • Peak Shift - Disabled
  • Dock Support on Battery - Enabled
  • Advanced Battery Charge Configuration - Disabled
  • Primary Battery Charge Configuration - Adaptive

Other than Power Management, I did not see any other settings in BIOS that would affect hibernation.

I wish I could get this working because my laptop running ins sleep is draining the battery pretty fast.

Hi @Rambo, this is the relevant issue: Just had a crash coredump of xfce4-screensaver (#119) · Issues · Apps / xfce4-screensaver · GitLab

There was a regression introduced in a recent version of xfce4-screensaver that causes the problem you are experiencing. A confirmed fix has been announced, and about an hour ago they pushed 4.18 (which has the fix) to [extra] so you should be able to pull it down in a normal update.


Double-check you've pulled down version 4.18 of xfce4-screensaver in your update, then reboot and test again. :crossed_fingers: