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Thread: No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

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    No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

    I installed 13.04 last night on my laptop. I opened up the power settings to choose what the system should do when the lid is closed, but there is no option. There is only options for blank screen, automatic suspend, wifi and when the battery is critical.
    Is anyone else experiencing this issue?

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    Re: No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

    I have the option on this system running Ubuntu Gnome. See the screenshot.
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    Re: No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

    Greetings,
    I have the option in my power settings but it doesn't activate the function when set. I think this ACPI stuff is machine specific and has problems across the board with Linux since it depends on kernel drivers. Also, I've seen blurbs where prying ACPI info from hardware developers is hit and miss. You can't suspend if you don't know how the electronic button works. Probably the priority goes to video, network, audio and other primary functions. "I suppose".
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    Re: No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

    I got my Compaq netbook around the end of Lucid testing, suspend on lid closing has always worked on this system, it actually works better running the development versions since then, than it did running Windows.

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    Re: No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

    Greetings,

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    I got my Compaq netbook around the end of Lucid testing, suspend on lid closing has always worked on this system, it actually works better running the development versions since then, than it did running Windows.
    Interesting! My wifes Toshiba NB505 Netbook has had suspend since Lucid and still does with Kernel 3.9RC5 and Raring. My Toshiba L305 still doesen't suspend. Both computers have tested every release along the way with the same results.
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    Re: No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    I have the option on this system running Ubuntu Gnome. See the screenshot.
    Strange. This is what mine looks like with Gnome shell 3.7.92
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    Re: No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

    You'll find a lot of options in gsettings (dconf-editor > org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/power
    Whether changes/settings there have the intended or any effect on your setup is only something you can tell.
    (some work here, some don't

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    Re: No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    You'll find a lot of options in gsettings (dconf-editor > org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/power
    Whether changes/settings there have the intended or any effect on your setup is only something you can tell.
    (some work here, some don't
    I tried editing the gconf settings and it had no effect.
    Last edited by Odzinic; April 4th, 2013 at 05:47 AM.

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    Re: No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

    I have daily 13.04 installed on an ancient Dell laptop. I didn't upgrade my 12.10 install, I installed on a USB hdd. I performed all the 'unity' upgrades and configurations prior to installing gnome session fallback. My power settings are normal for a laptop.

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    Re: No laptop lid closing power options in Ubuntu 13.04

    well, yes if you are still on gnome 3.6.
    This all suspend fiasco also bugs me a lot. I've beeen reading a lot around and if I understand correctly, for now, there's no way to turn on anything with a lid switch.
    But what I don't know is if this will ever return as an option or not.

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