Every so often we consider the state of hibernate (suspend to disk) on Linux and choose to either have it disabled or enabled by default in Ubuntu. Currently it’s disabled by default. There have been previous discussions around this area, and perhaps things have moved on since then.
Anecdotally every time I mention to someone that we have hibernate disabled in Ubuntu, they mention some other distro they’re on where they have it enabled and it “works fine”. Obviously anecdotal, small sample size.
Is this something we can re-visit for a non-LTS release such as 20.10? I hear it’s nice to be able to hibernate, saving battery power and keeping your desktop state.
(Please can we avoid discussion of ‘well it boots fast so you don’t need to suspend or hibernate’? can we take it as read that not everyone wants to fully shutdown, but likes to keep their system state and just shut the lid, open the lid and carry on.)
Bonus points if we can consider hybrid-suspend (the mechanism whereby the machine suspends to RAM, but goes into ‘deep sleep’ (hibernate to disk) to save battery in the long term) too!