Will MATE Support Suspending On My Device?


I am using an 81X2 IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05. It is a very new model as far as I know (bought it in June). It has an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U with Radeon Graphics (8) @ 2.000GHz for the CPU and an AMD ATI 04:00.0 Renoir for the GPU. It is currently running Fedora 32 with the 5.7.8-200.fc32.x86_64 kernel with GNOME.

I had run Xubuntu on this before Fedora, with the 5.4 kernel. The problem is that instead of suspending, it instead froze up entirely and forced me to restart it. This happened in every case of suspension - from closing the lid to it becoming idle etc. As far as I know, Xfce and MATE would have the same compatiblity.

Reading online, it seemed that it was either the kernel (which gave other issues as well) or xscreensaver not supporting it. For the sake of me not having to spend time testing it out, which would it be? I plan on getting Ubuntu Xfce/MATE with the mainline kernel if possible but would they not work? Or would it be a kernel issue?

Hi MagusZ,

I would take a look on Ask Ubuntu and/or search the web, it often takes time for info on newer computer models to filter down the line!.

Or, you can try it out and see how it runs, the kernel changes fairly often and what may seem okay one day, may well change after an update!. :grinning:

Oh hi, sorry for not responding. I did figure the issue was the kernel - the one who made that stack overflow question was me after all hahaha.

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Hi MagusZ,

can we mark the thread as solved then?. :grinning:

Oh so sorry for not responding, the issue has been resolved yes.

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