"Do Nothing" option not available for lid closing in Power settings

Bug #736606 reported by Googie on 2011-03-17
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gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

Usecase:
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I want to connect my laptop to a monitor and then close the laptop lid, so that I can continue using my laptop with the display routed to the monitor. For doing so, I open the power management window and try to set the "When laptop lid is closed" option to "Do Nothing". However this option is simply not available. The only options available are "Shutdown", "Hibernate", 'Suspend" & "Blank Screen". The "Blank Screen" option is not suitable in this case, as it causes my monitor to display a blank screen on closing the laptop lid.

Steps to reproduce:
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Control Center -> Power Management -> Check the options under "When laptop lid is closed" (for both "On AC Power" and "On Battery Power" tabs)

Workaround:
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Manually set the values of 'lid_ac" and/or "lid_battery" to "nothing", as described in http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8275103&postcount=1

System configuration:
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    Samsung netbook
    Ubuntu 10.10

Package version:
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    gnome-power-manager:
        Installed: 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
       Candidate: 2.32.0-0ubuntu1

See also bug 788415, the equivalent problem for the Suspend button.

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-03-17
Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dan Kegel (dank) wrote :

Bug 745275 is a dup of this one (ok, it came first, but this one is more nicely written up).

This is one of the problems described in "Day 7: Lessons from the Unity Trenches (30 Days With Ubuntu)", http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229734

Dan Kegel (dank) wrote :

Bug 595071 is another possible dup.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Either this bug, or bug 720653, is no longer valid. Bug 720653 complains that the option exists but does nothing.

description: updated
summary: - "Do Nothing" option not available by default in the power management
- preferences dialog
+ "Do Nothing" option not available for lid closing in Power settings
Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

In the current development version of Ubuntu (13.10 Saucy) the power settings do offer a choice "When the lid is closed: Do nothing". So I'm marking this as fixed. (The behavior is broken, but that's a different issue; see bug #990908.)

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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