"Going into standby mode" at shutdown?

Get threefold statements at shutdown of computer:

  1. Scanning for signal…;
  2. No DP signal from your device;
  3. Going into standby mode.
    -computer then shuts down.

What gets me is no.3.
Had same message in Windows 11 and now with KDE Neon.
At least KDE shuts down much faster!
But why state ‘standby mode’ instead of simply ‘shutting down’ (which it does anyhow)?

Kernel: 5.15.0-56-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.3.0
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.26.4 Distro: KDE neon 22.04 5.26
base: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy
Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 7060 v: N/A
Mobo: Dell model: 0NC2VH v: A01 serial: UEFI: Dell
v: 1.21.0 date: 07/06/2022
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M280/320/275
charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: Discharging
Info: 6-core model: Intel Core i5-8500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
rev: A cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB L3: 9 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/4100 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800
5: 800 6: 800 bogomips: 36000
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Dell CometLake-S
driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: Mysher Tech IRIScan Desk 5 Pro type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5.3:4
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: driver: X: loaded: modesetting
unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz
2: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.5
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Device-2: Logitech H390 headset with microphone type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-11:6
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-56-generic running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Dell driver: e1000e v: kernel
port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 13.76 GiB (5.8%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingfast model: N/A size: 238.47 GiB
ID-1: / size: 53.1 GiB used: 13.69 GiB (25.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 96 MiB used: 76 MiB (79.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1
Alert: No swap data was found.
System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C pch: 37.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 215 Uptime: 5h 12m Memory: 7.56 GiB used: 3.16 GiB (41.8%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: 1930 Shell: Bash
v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.13

I had a laptop which did that , both during bootup and during shutdown.
I cant remember exactly, but it turned out to be something to do with elogind and I had to edit some config file (maybe elogind.conf) to stop it.
If you want I can search out the details.


Will check that out for sure! :wink:

Have a look at this old topic, it is all in there

‘Recovering ubuntu 18.04 system password’

Okay… figured out how to root… but quite unsure as to what exactly needs to be modified.

I am unsure too. This is just something you could try, it may not fix your issue

  1. you need to find where the login daemon config file is. It might be
    /etc/elogind.conf or /etc/systemd/logind.conf
  2. then look at the last reply in that old topic, and try the mods I show there. Copy the file before you modify it, so you can easily reverse anything you change.

No guarantees


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Turns out, that it’s the monitor and not the desktop that’s putting out those messages.

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