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NVIDIA Suspend fix
# Use systemd for managing NVIDIA driver suspend in drivers ====>>> PRIOR to version 470 <<<=====
# Please note: In Fedora Linux you may need to just install the xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-power pakage
# as sugested by @goombah88 in the comments below.
echo "options nvidia NVreg_PreserveVideoMemoryAllocations=1 NVreg_TemporaryFilePath=${TMP_PATH}" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-power-management.conf
sudo install --mode 644 "${TMPL_PATH}/nvidia-suspend.service" /etc/systemd/system
sudo install --mode 644 "${TMPL_PATH}/nvidia-hibernate.service" /etc/systemd/system
sudo install --mode 644 "${TMPL_PATH}/nvidia-resume.service" /etc/systemd/system
sudo install "${TMPL_PATH}/nvidia" /lib/systemd/system-sleep
sudo install "${TMPL_PATH}/" /usr/bin
sudo systemctl enable nvidia-suspend.service
sudo systemctl enable nvidia-hibernate.service
sudo systemctl enable nvidia-resume.service
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BLuFeNiX commented Nov 6, 2023

sudo rm /etc/systemd/system/systemd-hibernate.service.requires/nvidia-resume.service
sudo rm /etc/systemd/system/systemd-hibernate.service.requires/nvidia-hibernate.service
sudo rm /etc/systemd/system/systemd-suspend.service.requires/nvidia-resume.service
sudo rm /etc/systemd/system/systemd-suspend.service.requires/nvidia-suspend.service

This works perfectly

Also worked for me after installing CUDA libraries on Ubuntu 22.04. Prior to this I had Nvidia drivers working with suspend without issue.

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skwzrd commented Nov 13, 2023

I know this gist is for NVIDIA drivers with versions <470, but I wanted to if anyone has had any luck getting drivers 525, or 535 to work.

GPU: Nvidia 4060 TI
Driver: 535.129.03
CUDA Version: 12.2
CPU: AMD 5700X
Board: Gigabyte 550 Gaming V2
OS: Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS

Basically, when I select suspend on Ubuntu, my screens turn off, and my fans spin up to a very high RPM. Then I am unable to wake it up from this state, and must toggle the PSU switch off and on again. After that, the login screen is displayed.

I know this is an Ubuntu related issue because I can put my computer to sleep on Windows 10, and wake it back up again.

What I've tried:

  • Editing /etc/defaults/grub (GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nouveau.blacklist=1")
  • Removing all NVIDIA services in /etc/systemd (
  • Installing different Nvidia drivers, both open source and proprietary options
  • Setting the Nvidia sleep shell script to only execute exit 0
  • Disabled secure boot in BIOS
  • Disabled CSM in BIOS
  • Enabled mouse and key presses to wake in BIOS
  • Disabling Nvidia systemd state management,
  • Other stuff...

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7o9 commented Dec 7, 2023

Yes, I got it to run on an IBM Thinkpad P52 with:

GPU: NVIDIA GP107GLM [Quadro P2000 Mobile]
Driver: 535.129.03
CPU: Intel Xeon E-2176M
Distro: Linux Mint 21.2 Victoria
base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Kernel: 5.15.0-89-generic x86_64
Desktop: Xfce 4.18.1

My 'trick' ist to only use:

sudo pm-suspend

Anything related to systemd suspend, closing lid etc. else will fail miserably, end with a hanging OS and a hard reboot. Very disappointing, for quite a long time already.

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l3ifk commented Dec 28, 2023

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04, and after installing CUDA I was unable to suspend. The following steps worked for me:

  • Inside /etc/systemd, delete all of the files that include nvidia and suspend or hibernate. There are three services inside /etc/systemd/system, which I deleted. There are also some other dead nvidia links inside systemd-hibernate.service.requires, systemd-suspend.service.requires, which I deleted.

I wish I knew the exact names of the files that I deleted, but since they're now gone, I can't remember their exact paths. But in a nutshell, go into /etc/systemd, and do find . -iname nv*, and then delete all the of the suspend, resume, and hibernate scripts.
DO NOT DELETE nvidia-powerd.service and nvidia-persistenced.service.
Once you're done with that, do systemctl daemon-reload.

Worked for me as well!

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 with Nvidia driver 470.199.02 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

This worked for me too! I have a Razer Blade 14 2022 with Nvidia driver 535.129.03 on Ubuntu 23.10

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jmoraispk commented Apr 8, 2024

This also worked for me on an XPS 15 with a 3050 Ti (Ampere), Ubuntu 22.04, driver 550.

This fixed my pci_pm_suspend() and the PreserveVideoMemory stuff that would pop up and prevent laptop sleep.

If you deleted the service files, like nvidia-powerd.service or nvidia-persistenced.service, you either find them here or you can reinstall the drivers like this.

After reinstalling, I was able to see the service files, and then doing what the OP said worked.

Doing systemctl list-unit-files | grep nvidia now gets me:

joao@joao-XPS-15-9520:~$ systemctl list-unit-files | grep nvidia
nvidia-hibernate.service                                                  enabled         enabled
nvidia-persistenced.service                                               static          -
nvidia-resume.service                                                     enabled         enabled
nvidia-suspend.service                                                    enabled         enabled

Good luck!

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This also worked for me on an XPS 15 with a 3050 Ti (Ampere), Ubuntu 22.04, driver 550.


So far seems to have work on my Lenovo Legion Slim 7 4060 PopOS kernel 6.8, also driver 550. Kind of frustrating because PopOS ships with nvidia drivers and so everytime I have to update OS it updates my drivers 😅 and I have to repeat this process.

nvidia-hibernate.service                         enabled         enabled
nvidia-powerd.service                            enabled         enabled
nvidia-resume.service                            enabled         enabled
nvidia-suspend.service                           enabled         enabled

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