Can’t Suspend? Try Hibernation.

Can’t suspend? Try hibernation. A disabled feature may give your laptop a longer life.

A few weeks ago, my laptop forgot how to suspend. I closed the lid and waited for the light to power off as expected, and it should have safely been asleep. Later, I opened the lid, and… what? The laptop posted, I saw the GRUB bootloader, and everything continued from the beginning. I switched through a few distros and saw the same behavior. “Must be the age of the laptop; the kernel has moved on,” I figured. Then I installed Windows because if anything worked, Windows absolutely would. Except it didn’t. Great.

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