No suspend to ram available, only s2idle

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No suspend to ram available, only s2idle

#1 Post by gforgas »


I'm opening a thread in this forum and I hope it is the right place to ask for help.

I've been searching information around the web regarding the different available states a machine could have for suspending the system (acpi). At the moment, I'm owning a Latitude 5420 (see probe running Debian 10 with kernel 5.10. When I use systemctl suspend it does suspend but it drains my battery overnight to 10-20%.

When I read /sys/power/mem_sleep file, this is the output I get :

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sudo cat /sys/power/mem_sleep 
If I try to write this file as sudoer or logged in as root I get the following. The same result happens if I go via vim or any editor.

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sudo echo deep >> /sys/power/mem_sleep
bash: /sys/power/mem_sleep: Permission denied

echo deep >> /sys/power/mem_sleep
-bash: echo: write error: Invalid argument
I've been reading that some Dell notebooks don't allow other sleep states than s2idle on Linux, may this be the case? I haven't been able to track other users with my notebook reporting this issue, hence my post here.

If you need further output from different commands I'll be glad to provide.

Thanks in advance!

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