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Thread: eee pc lid issue

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    eee pc lid issue

    hi. i know this issue has been covered in a lot of other threads, but i have read all these (at least over 5 of them!) and they all seem to have had a slightly different problem to me. so here is my problem:

    im running ubuntu 9.10 karmic on my asus eee pc 701

    im trying to get it to not shutdown when i close the lid and so far im having no luck. i've discovered that /etc/acpi/ is called when the lid is closed by adding the following lines at the very start of it:

    date >> /tmp/x
    echo "ran /etc/acpi/" >> /tmp/x
    and closing the lid.

    however if i then place the following after this:
    exit 0
    echo "should never get here" >> /tmp/x
    and thus prevent the actual functionality of, the suspend-on-lid-close action still occurs!

    this made me think that the acpi service is some kind of option and there is actually a higher level process which decides whether to use acpi or some other suspend service if acpi is not available. i tried
    service acpid stop
    and sure enough the laptop still suspends on lid close!

    any ideas as to how i can either
    - solve my problem and prevent suspending when i close the lid, or
    - determine which process is really suspending the laptop when i close the lid (coz it aint acpi!)

    thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    California, USA
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: eee pc lid issue

    has 9.10 to 10.10 changed the power management settings?

    on my eee pc 1000 running 10.10, i just go to system->preferences->power management and change the value under "when laptop lid is closed" from suspend to blank screen.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Re: eee pc lid issue

    you're absolutely right galvatron408! its now under system -> power management -> on ac/battery power. just select "blank screen" for "when laptop lid is closed".

    haha so simple i was looking in the wrong place.

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