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  • #11
    Suspend works great on my HP 15s-eq0355ng (292 €) and it is ok on my Lenovo Ideapd G50-45. Just have to close and open the lid again. S2idle is a nice addition if it's supported.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by arQon View Post

      Yeah, the whole concept is garbage. WiFi is one of the biggest power consumers on a laptop, and as you say, the whole @#$%ing POINT of suspend is that it powers everything down to, yknow, save power. I really don't want the 200GB+/day of writes to an SSD that hibernation causes as the only way to work around this sort of stupidity.

      Maybe rfkill can help enough to be a workable way to deal with things, but I'd much rather just have proper suspend in the first place.
      Yeah well, I am not gonna just shit on the concept. I am sure some people out there like it (like maybe if you use the laptop mostly in an office environment and benefit from notifications? idk). I am totally cool with it being supported as an use case.

      I am just upset that they are pushing it as the *only* supported form of suspend. Removing the traditional S3 suspend state.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by tajjada View Post
        Yeah well, I am not gonna just shit on the concept.

        I am just upset that they are pushing it as the *only* supported form of suspend. Removing the traditional S3 suspend state.
        And that's why I AM "gonna just shit on the concept". It being "supported as a use case" is one thing, and I have no problem with that. But when it comes at the EXPENSE of S3 - which seems to be the majority case judging by the comments - and is objectively massively inferior to that in literally every important real-world case, it DESERVES to be objected to strongly.

        Nobody should be supporting manufacturers who are producing laptops without working Suspend in this day and age, regardless of what bull$#!t hipster excuse they use or whatever defective other forms of S3 they *replace* it with. So now this is another aspect that consumers have to return to investigating ahead of time, just like we used to have to when Suspend failed to work properly on a lot of them under Linux, when we'd finally gotten past that. sigh...

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        • #14
          Originally posted by polarathene View Post

          Did it come with Linux or Windows pre-installed?
          It came with Windows. But the behaviour is the same in Windows, too. Regardless of OS, sometimes even the CPU FAN continues spinning for a while, when the system is supposed to be "suspended".

          It's not gonna last more than 24 hrs, no matter the OS.

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          • #15
            s2idle is in principle a really good idea. It's kinda similar to the low-power modes of smartphones and the like. However, implementation is still somewhat spotty, especially under Linux. I don't get the hate though. It works fine on various Dell XPS machines for me. XPS computers have many problems, but s2idle works fine.

            If your only experience with s2idle is from a few years ago, try again. Linux support is much better nowadays.

            Edit: when I say it works fine I mean that battery life is decent. Something like 0.5% per hour, comparable to S3.

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