cannot suspend #4

joelburget opened this Issue Oct 4, 2011 · 6 comments


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"Did a quick test with the newest version and pm-suspend/s2disk continues not to do anything after slimlock has launched. It happens right on the first try so I don't think the problem was the fact that you didn't unlock it afterwards but rather the lock itself."

"Notice that I still can't hibernate while using slimlock (using i3lock for the time being)"


I'm also having trouble suspending using slimlock. All pm-utils hooks seem to be processed successfully, but the actual suspending to sleep will hang and not finish correctly. I'm happy to provide additional feedback to help fixing this issue.


I'm not really sure what the problem is with suspending since I don't use it myself. Here's what I would try:

  1. Disable tty locking by setting tty_lock 0 in /etc/slimlock.conf
  2. Disable dpms by setting dpms_standby_timeout 0
  3. Slimlock is owned by root, would that cause problems with suspending?

Hopefully this is helpful.

DRiKE commented Jan 16, 2012

I'm experiencing the same issue. Tried the three suggestions Joel made but that they did not fix the problem.

Installed from aur (using kernel 3.1.9-1-ARCH):
aur/slimlock-git 20110611-1

slimlock -v gives:
slimlock-0.10.1, © 2010 Joel Burget

Slimlock is called as can be seen in the pm-utils script on the Arch wiki:


@DRiKE I was having the same problem and setting tty_lock 0 worked for me. Would you mind confirming it doesn't work for you?

DRiKE commented Jan 20, 2012

It works when setting dpms_standby_timeout, dpms_off_timeout and tty_lock all to 0 !


Fixed with version 0.11 - tty_lock 0 is now the default.

@joelburget joelburget closed this Feb 7, 2012
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