How to activate laptop from sleep using external USB keyboard or mouse?

I have a laptop but I only use external devices: external USB keyboard, external USB mouse and external monitor. I prefer to close laptop lid because I don’t use it which can make my table cleaner. But I can’t activate the laptop from sleep using external USB keyboard or external USB mouse like Windows or MacOS laptops. I can only activate it by pressing power button. I think this is because sys-usb VM isn’t working when sleep.

This question seems not to be related to Qubes OS, AFAIK it’s more about your laptop model and the Linux kernel managing the suspend. You should have more luck by asking on your vendor’s forums.

What do you mean - not related? Isn’t Qubes/Xen the host OS?

I actually have the same problem - after introducing sys-usb to my system I can’t wake up my desktop from sleep via USB keyboard/mouse: neither works (even scroll lock doesn’t work) until I enter my password via (an additional) PS/2 keyboard. Had to disable sys-usb (also, it was causing problems with volume controls with my USB sound cards.

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