UbuntuGNOME 14.04

Gilles Gravier ggravier at fsfe.org
Sun Apr 20 19:09:04 UTC 2014

Actually, I don't like the laptop going into suspend when I close the lid.

So on Ubuntu GNOME, on my Clevo / Why W258 with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS, I
go to power settings, and select "When the lid is closed" and chose "Do
nothing" both for "On battery power" and "When plugged in".

With this selected, when I close the lid, the display just gets locked. But
that's because I want that. At least the machine stays on. No problem.


On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM, Dave Woyciesjes
<woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> On 04/19/2014 06:24 AM, Peter Smout 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!!
>> And whilst I'm here can I say a BIG thanks to the *buntu devs for
>> continuing to provide an excellent operating system that (for me at
>> least) keeps getting better!
>> Pete S
>>          To be honest, every laptop user I know wants the laptop to
> suspend when they close the lid. They're not using it at that time, so they
> don't care.
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