UbuntuGNOME 14.04

Peter Smout smoutpete at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 23:19:28 UTC 2014

On 20/04/14 22:42, Karl Auer wrote:
> On Sun, 2014-04-20 at 14:51 -0400, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>> 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.

Would be fine if it "woke up" again afterwards, but the wake up fails 5 
times out of 10 so it's just a pain!
Not to mention when it's plugged into an external screen, for watching 
movies etc, then it SHOULD be disabled by default, but for some reason 
it isn't :(

Hope it works for you though!! Each to their own ;)

Pete S

> Ah, "the argument from personal incredulity (variant)"
> Reasons why you might not want the laptop to suspend on closed lid:
> - your laptop doesn't suspend properly
> - your laptop doesn't return from suspend properly
> - you are using the laptop as a powerhead, with external monitors
> - the laptop is being used headless, e.g. as a server or router
> - there are kids or cats around and you want to protect the laptop while
> it does some longish task
> - you don't want someone else stopping things by closing the lid of an
> apparently idle laptop
> - you want to move the laptop without interrupting what it's doing
> (dinner time!)
> - the laptop is being used for something that doesn't need a screen -
> e.g. listening to Internet radio
> I'm sure there are plenty more. All of the above have applied for me at
> various times over the years.
> Regards, K.

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