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OK, it's broken and doesn't work. I'm getting over 10 hours battery on a Skylake laptop, but it's broken and doesn't work.



Intel's documentation says that long-term reliability of the hardware isn't assured in this configuration, so yes, it's broken.


This is so frustrating, especially when you buy a $3000+ laptop (which is a lot for a laptop in Croatia) only to have to find this shit out on your own, because it's a very specific thing you need to Google.

And it is even more frustrating that people complain it's Linux's fault because it "works fine on Windows" (no it doesn't actually[1]), when hardware vendors suck up to Microsoft and have a "oh yeah whatever" attitude towards linux users most of the time.

And then people ask themselves why Linux runs better on "old hardware" because it takes years sometimes for all the shit to be ironed out. Ugh! So annoying.

Sorry for useless rant.

Edit: Hardware vendor shaming needs to be a thing. Most of the time this types of things go "quietly" and this is why nobody at the "management" level cares.

[1]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11153940


Intel actually provides a lot of code to the Linux kernel. At least as of a year ago they were the top contributor to it: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2015...


Yes, and that is really great, but it would be even greater if they adequately supported their newer & "consumer-level" (for a lack of better expression) hardware as well.




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