netbook, close, suspend: ACPI?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Wed Sep 14 07:25:42 UTC 2011

On 14 September 2011 05:35, Mihamina Rakotomandimby <mihamina at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a small netbook that I broke the screen.
> I use it as a headless gateway now (the VGA port is still OK when needed, I
> just have to plug a screen).
> I just noticed that if I "close" (or fold) it, after a while it goes to
> suspend state (or hibernate I dont know exactly). I have to "open" it and
> press the power button in order to make it. If I dont close it, it's
> alright, nothing to say.
> How to avoid going to a sleepy state when closed? I want to close it for
> esthetic reasons.

Go to System Settings > Hardware > Power Management, or if you are
still using the classic interface then System > Preferences > Power
Management and there you will be able to set the action when the lid
is closed to Blank Screen.  It should then not suspend when you close
the lid.


> I guess it's about disabling some ACPI, but what is the Debian/Ubuntu way to
> do that?
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