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    Question Can I close the lid while upgrading?

    So, I'm upgrading my laptop at school to 19.10, and I will need to close the lid soon (at 13:55 EST) to carry it between classes. Will closing the lid during an upgrade harm anything?

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    Re: Can I close the lid while upgrading?

    If it goes into suspend or hibernate, then it is likely to cause problems. Check your power settings.

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    Re: Can I close the lid while upgrading?

    How do you disable suspension upon lid close? I have checked power settings in the settings application and don't seem to see an option to change the action when the lid is closed. I have TLP installed, too, so maybe I can easily change suspend settings via that?

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    Re: Can I close the lid while upgrading?

    Doing any patching while on battery is asking for problems. Why tempt fate? In no way would I attempt an OS migration on battery.

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    Re: Can I close the lid while upgrading?

    The battery is currently fully charged (in fact it's plugged in as I am writing this) and it will only be unplugged for around 5 minutes while I move classes, so I deducted I should be safe. This is a fairly new laptop (1-2 yrs old), so I have confidence it should survive long enough for me to move it. I have done similar upgrades on my old laptop, but had forgotten how I configured it to continue running while I moved it.
    Last edited by bsykes3487; October 18th, 2019 at 06:39 PM.

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    Re: Can I close the lid while upgrading?

    Here's the best thing I could find. I know there's a GUI way, but I don't use gnome on my laptop to find it and make screenshots. http://tipsonubuntu.com/2018/04/28/c...ntu-18-04-lts/

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    Re: Can I close the lid while upgrading?

    You may get an error with the sudo gedit command listed there, so replace that with ;
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/systemd/logind.conf
    then find the line for HandleLidSwitch and change it to HandleLidSwitch=ignore.
    Hit Ctrl+x to exit nano, then "y" to save, then run
    Code:
    systemctl restart systemd-logind.service
    which may need sudo in front of it.

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