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Title: Laptop Lid switch issues
Post by: bubblesdee on November 20, 2014, 08:58:50 AM
I am having issues with my HP pavilion laptop that is running Linux Lite 2.0
When I close the laptop lid, the screen will hibernate.  I don't want this.

I have changed actions that the laptop is supposed to do then the lid is closd in the settings GUI to ignore but the screen still goes black when the lid is closed.

From what I have read, I am supposed to do the following

1) open a terminal window
2) type " sudo leafpad /ect/system/logind.conf
3) find the line #HandleLidSwitch=(whatever value is in there now)
4) removed the # and change it to HandleLidSwitch=ignore
5) save the file and restart the computer

Does this sound correct?

I am very new to Linux and the command tool

I use the sudo Leafpad enrty because Linux Lite comes with Leafpad as the text editor correct?  I woulkd use sudo gedit if gedit was installed on Linux lite 2.0 , but I don't think it is.

Any help would be appreciated
Title: Re: Laptop Lid switch issues
Post by: N4RPS on December 16, 2014, 04:36:57 AM

This has remained unanswered for some time, so I'll give it a shot:

LL isn't your father's OS. 95%-99% of the time, you shouldn't have to mess with the config files in LL.

Instead, try 'Menu > Settings > Power Manager'. The 'On AC' and 'On Battery' tabs should let you specify what goes down when the lid closes...

Title: Re: Laptop Lid switch issues
Post by: bruno on February 05, 2015, 05:28:43 PM
Browsing thru old posts and came across this one.

I use a hp pavillions g6 lappy and I had this problem, I disabled the light locker, worked for me.