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Linux vs Windows coming out of sleep

July 23, 2012

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X61s running Linux (Suse 11.4). When it comes out of sleep mode it takes what seems to be a long time to grab a network connection, and it usually finds WiFi before it finds the wired Ethernet. 

I’ve used lots of ThinkPads with Windows XP and Windows 7, including this same model, and I’ve never seen this lag there, and it’s almost always the wired  network that’s picked up first or as default when coming back from sleep. 

With both operating systems I’m just closing the lid to put the machine to sleep and opening it to unsleep. I’m using hardware (home router) DHCP not a Windows server so that’s not part of the equation. 

Not a problem, just an curiosity. Any idea what’s happening? 


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