[ltp] x250: Intel Rapid Start works but has quirks
summerjob at posteo.de
Tue Dec 31 19:20:19 CET 2019
Thanks to all.
May I presume that nobody actually uses IRS under Linux?
Can anybody share their experiences?
I think I read somewhere that the technology is not available anymore
on newer models?!
On Wed, 2019-12-18 at 22:12 +0100, Florian Reitmeir wrote:
> Am 18.12.2019 um 13:53 schrieb Axel Braun:
> > Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 14:11:25 +0200
> > > Of course I could just use Linux' own hibernation, but with IRS I
> > > can
> > > save a few seconds when waking up.
> > Ask yourself why you want to use hibernation.
> > Energy consumption in stand-by is pretty low over days, I see no
> > real benefit in using hibernation.
> > As a consequence, I just close the lid for 'Suspend to RAM'. Only
> > in rare cases hibernation makes sense. And then I can affort a few
> > seconds more
> hibernation is useful, because you don't have to think about the
> level, you can always just close the lid, and never think about
> never loose data.
> with ssd hibernation is nearly as fast as suppend-to-ram, and hybrid
> ways like intel rapid are extrem fast, because the system first does
> suspend, and if the suspend
> lasts longer, it does a hibernation, so as user you never have to
> for hibernation.
My original post:
recently I purchased a Thinkpad x250.
It has a 256GB SSD.
Intel Rapid Start (IRS) works as it should:
I created the required partition, exactly 8GB in size like my RAM
in BIOS, I set it to activate immediately.
On the operating system level, I have disabled hibernation
completely, everything goes to suspend, from where the BIOS takes over
and sends the machine into hibernation in less than a minute.
Opening the lid or pressing the power button wakes the machine up
again (boot logo reads "Resuming from deep sleep") (*).
The Problems I noticed:
I have sound after resuming, but the headphone plug doesn't, i.e. I
cannot use external Speakers or headphones. This is happening with both
pulseaudio and pure ALSA.
In BIOS I have set The primary function for the F* keys to be F1 -
F12, but after a resume this goes back to function keys, which was the
default BIOS setting when I got the machine
(*) In some situations - I think when the system goes to sleep
because of low battery - the IRS hibernation does not take, i.e. the
system remains in Suspend state. This part I have not fully researched
What I did to make sure the problem is NOT independent of IRS:
tried various distros, mostly ArchLinux and Debian based - the
problems always occur as described above
disabled IRS - I have full sound after resuming from Suspend and
the Fn primary fiunction is as set in BIOS
enabled Linux' own hibernation - I have full sound after resuming
from Hibernate and the Fn primary fiunction is as set in BIOS
I flashed the BIOS to version 1.38 when I got the machine.
Is it possible to fix this?
Is this a known problem?
Could it be this has nothing to do with the operating system?
Of course I could just use Linux' own hibernation, but with IRS I can
save a few seconds when waking up.
I'll be thankful for any input you can give!
I have never used Windows on this machine and it isn't installed
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