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    Default lid close behavior

    I am having an issue getting the behavior that I want with a laptop with 12.04.

    The behavior I'm looking for is that when the lid is closed the default behavior is to turn off backlight and not suspend.

    This works fine as a user setting but when at the login screen it defaults back to sleeping so I must remained logged in.

    Is there some way to change the default behavior of lid close to nothing?

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    Re: Default lid close behavior

    In my 12-04 I'm using Gnome-shell and it is an option to "do nothing" when laptop lid is closed. This option is in Settings > power settings.
    Aren't you seeing such an option?
    MacBook Pro 10,1 retina

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    Re: Default lid close behavior

    Hi nerrat and welcome to the Forums.

    Try it with the dconf editor as described here:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/12285...en-closing-lid

    if you have not isntalled dconf editor yet type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
    into a terminal.

    after that open it up with dash or terminal by typing dconf-editor

    now follow the path to
    org > gnome > settings-daemon > plugins > power

    and see if
    lid-close-ac-action & lid-close-battery-action are set to "nothing".


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    Re: Default lid close behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    In my 12-04 I'm using Gnome-shell and it is an option to "do nothing" when laptop lid is closed. This option is in Settings > power settings.
    Aren't you seeing such an option?
    I reckon he already tried that -
    This works fine as a user setting
    My first guess was that he is referring to the the power settings panel

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    Re: Default lid close behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    In my 12-04 I'm using Gnome-shell and it is an option to "do nothing" when laptop lid is closed. This option is in Settings > power settings.
    Aren't you seeing such an option?
    Indeed, as krustenBrot mentions. I have done this. This is successful as long as the user who made this setting is logged in when the lid is closed. If no user is logged in it will still sleep.

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    Re: Default lid close behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by krustenBrot View Post
    Hi nerrat and welcome to the Forums.

    Try it with the dconf editor as described here:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/12285...en-closing-lid

    if you have not isntalled dconf editor yet type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
    into a terminal.

    after that open it up with dash or terminal by typing dconf-editor

    now follow the path to
    org > gnome > settings-daemon > plugins > power

    and see if
    lid-close-ac-action & lid-close-battery-action are set to "nothing".


    This was something I had seen before. My experience with this is that it either does nothing or does the same thing as the power settings as I saw no change in behavior.

    Currently what I am doing is closing the lid while logged in, logging into the machine via ssh, issuing a reboot if I want that account to be logged out.

    This is not a huge deal but this machine will often be used for server software and I don't want to have to be ultra careful to make sure I don't suspend it after using.

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    Re: Default lid close behavior

    Here something different you might want to give a shot - but use it with caution i cannot guarantee that it'll do what you wanna do.

    open up a terminal and type
    Code:
     gksu gedit /proc/acpi/wakeup
    in that file search for something like
    Code:
     LID0        S3        *enabled
    change the *enabled entry to *disabled.
    I stumbled upon it while trying to get my machine to wake up from the lid opening event.
    Once more i do not know if it affects the go to sleep routine, if you're lucky it just disables the lid button event.
    Good luck


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    Re: Default lid close behavior

    Quick relevant questions to this topic:
    1) How do I bring my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS back from suspend mode when I open the lid?
    - - My laptop suspends when I close the lid however it doesnt really wake up (or I don't have enough patience!). I would like to know shortcut keys if any that the kernel recognizes for waking up.

    2) Is there a way to add "Power off" option in the "When the lid is closed" menu options? I currently see "Suspend", "Hibernate" (grayed out/Inactive), and "Do nothing".

    Peace!
    Last edited by Youngst3r1; July 6th, 2012 at 04:28 PM.

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