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Dave Adam:
I tried reading some of the previous post about drives, but didn't find anything that worked.  If I missed one I'm sorry.

A couple of months ago I could live my computer on for weeks and my usb external hard drive would stay connected.  Now if I leave it sit for any length of time I have to hard boot my computer in order to get it to work again.  I feel like it is going to sleep or something, I can't even use terminal when this happens as it is all jambed up. And the restart function just goes to a blank page until I hard boot and start over.

I don't use my computer for a lot so I guess it's not an end of life thing, but it is anoying.

Any one have an idea what setting I need to change?


Dave Adam:
I read on another forum that someone had a similar problem and it turned out to be a driver for their graphics card.  I checked my drivers and there was a problem with my wifi driver, which I didn't care about because my computer is connected directly.  I've tried fixing that driver issue, if it works I'll post and mark this solved.

Dave Adam:
Driver didn't work, going to try

sudo systemctl mask sleep.target suspend.target hibernate.target hybrid-sleep.target

Guess I'll find out tomorrow

Dave Adam:
That didn't help either.

Dave Adam:

add the kernel options acpi=off apm=off to the contents of GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in file /etc/default/grub

Then run sudo update-grub

Finally reboot your computer.


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