I'm using a Thinkpad E595 (Ryzen 5 3500, VEGA, 32GB RAM, NVME) with ZorinOS 16.
When using battery mode at startup, ZOS is switching off Bluetooth and USB Ports after about 60 seconds (USB first, then after another 15 s BT) and doesn't turn it on when switching back to powered mode.. I even can't switch it on manually...
Settings in „ENERGY“ don‘t work, System doesn't remember the settings. BT-Off-Switch is "always on" when starting the system.
And still no USB-Port is working in battery mode after 60 seconds.
Double-checked litteraly all BIOS-Settings, but no chance to get the USB-Ports working...
This didn't happen in Win10 or LinuxMint which i was using before ZOS16. Everything works fine when using powered mode right from the start.
Nope, neither the directory nor the file!
I just installed ZorinOS 16 LITE on a very old HP ProBok Laptop. Same here: no directory/file.
BUT: USB/BT are still working in battery mode on HP. The behaviour ist as I expectet: start in whatever mode you want, USB and BT aren't switch off by the OS.
I'll try to translate my german settings into english...
Attached you will find a screenhot of my ZOS Core-settings (these re the only settings I found....)
Both, WLAN and BT-Settings are switched off. Description says: WALN/BT can be switched off to save power.
IMHO it CAN be switched off for power saving purposes, it is not a MUST.
I toggled both switches to off --> System is going into airplane mode. This ist not my suggested behavour. I like to keep both network-devices always on whether in powered or battery mode.
Just installed ZOS16 Core on my old HP ProBook, just to ensure, that it's not a "feature" of my Thinkpad. Same behaviour as described above.
IMO this is a bug. When a toggle switch is "off", the behavour should be e.g. "WLAN ist not switched off" to save power. Vice versea: if Toggle switch is "on", system can switch off power of the device if needed.
It makes no sense to switch to airplane mode when both switches are off.
Maybe I have a wrong understanding of the switches....