Sleep issues after 3.19 BIOS update - 11th Gen Intel Framework 13

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Hi all

Been having battery drain during sleep issues since day one of owning the laptop, but it’s never really bothered me as it didn’t leave the house much. As i’m using it on the road a little more now, I decided to update the BIOS and see if it fixed the issue.

I now have a much worse issue. If the laptop goes to sleep, it is impossible to wake. Pressing the power button brings it out of sleep and I hear the fans spin up, but no video output. Even if I hold the power button down and hard power it off, when I turn it on, same issue, the laptop cycles every 30 seconds between off/on. The only way I can get it back is by opening the laptop and removing BOTH the main battery and the CMOS button cell battery. Removing the main battery alone does not fix it. Next time it goes to sleep again, the same issue occurs.

I have also just tried the beta 3.20 BIOS firmware and this appears to have the same issue.

Linux Mint 21.3 (Virginia)
11th Generation Intel Framework 13

Just an FYI, you can’t go back to earlier BIOS.

Also, as you’re on Linux, might help if you also include kernel version.

Also, you mentioned you’ve removed both the laptop battery and the coin cell / RTC battery. Did you do a mainboard reset?

Poor choice of words on my part. Aware I cannot roll back, but it isn’t any more broken than it was on 3.19.

Currently running Kernel 5.15

That guide is how I realised removing the batteries got the machine back running, so have followed it more than once!


Hope others will have more insight on this matter.

This reminds me, I’m hoping sleep / suspend is no longer an issue with the upcoming Core Ultra FL13.

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Is the RTC battery ok, and does the laptop have the same issue when running from a bootable usb of, say Fedora?

@Paul_Braham do you happen to have “mem_sleep_default=deep” in your kernel command line? I have the same problem, and through try and error managed to find this as the culprit. Without it, my laptop now wakes up again. “sleep=deep” by itself works.

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That’s a great workaround for now thanks very much. The problem is, the laptop now does not go in to a deep sleep state so it’ll burn through battery. I’m still waiting for support to get back to me but it seems that deep sleep is broken.