UbuntuGNOME 14.04

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 11:48:44 UTC 2014

On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:24 AM, Peter Smout <smoutpete at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19/04/14 11:15, Tom H wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Peter Smout <smoutpete at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> True it's a matter of taste! & also practicality, Gnome 3 suspends when I
>>> close the laptop lid even if a back-up or something is running in the
>>> background, & even when it's plugged in to the TV to watch a film!!! this
>>> is
>>> the most annoying thing I have ever encountered and the Gnome devs do not
>>> seem to care! They state on their forum that it's the way it's going to
>>> be
>>> and like it or lump it (or words to that effect)!
>>> I always thought Linux was about choice not having things put upon you
>>> and
>>> told you cant do anything about it!!
>> The Gnome developers don't want to provide a gui option to change the
>> lid-closing behavior but you can modify that behavior to a certain
>> extent via dconf-editor.(or dconf or gsettings once you know what the
>> correct keys are).
>> Search for "power" in dconf-editor.
> As I stated in my previous message, it wont stick, to have to keep doing it
> got me down! (maybe that's a Sabayon thing, but I doubt it!)
> The forums are full of people moaning about this and other things that the
> devs have been seen to remove from people! (I guess you can't please all of
> the people all of the time!)
> It no-longer concerns me as I have off'd Sabayon & Gnome 3 from My life and
> will stick with Ubuntu & Crunchbang for the time being!!

I only have two speculative answers.

1) The dconf settings to prevent sleep-on-close were moved when you upgraded.

2) (Based on partial knowledge) The functionality's been ceded to
systemd, and more specifically to systemd-inhibit, in later versions
of Gnome.

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