Won't honor "Do Nothing" when Lid is Closed

Bug #990908 reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2012-04-29
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This bug affects 17 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power
New
Undecided
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gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

My laptop is plugged in, and as you can see (in the attached screenshot) I've selected to "Do Nothing" when the lid of my laptop is closed. However, each time I close the lid, it goes into "suspend" mode. I've even set it to "Do Nothing" for both "unplugged" and "plugged". No matter what I select, when I close the lid, it goes into suspend mode.

Right now, I'm trying to watch a movie on my big screen tv (as a secondary monitor). I'd like to shut my laptops lid (powering its native monitor off), while the movie plays on the external TV monitor. However, I'm unable to do this because the gnome-power-manager won't honor the power settings as they are shown in the attached screenshot.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-power-manager 3.4.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Apr 28 23:47:20 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-power-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Changed in gnome-power:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ramon (donramon) wrote :

I have the same issue with my laptop. The funny thing is that it has started happening when I changed to a new monitor. I thought it was because using HDMI, but it also happens with VGA.

The new monitor is a Samsung Syncmaster S23B550. The old monitor (where it worked without problems) is a Samsung Syncmaster T220.

With the T220 and VGA I could close the lid and work with my monitor. With the S23B550 the external monitor shuts off and screen is locked when opening back both with VGA and HDMI.

hexion (hexium) wrote :

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=603570 does not match the issue reported here.

Changed in gnome-power:
importance: High → Undecided
Phil Dibowitz (jaymzh) wrote :

This is in incredibly frustrating bug. I use an external monitor, but I can't keep my laptop closed, or the external monitor turns off...

Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

I see this too. I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy) on a MacBookPro9,1. In the power settings I have "When the lid is closed: Do nothing", but the machine suspends every time I close the lid. And unfortunately when I open the lid it can't wake from suspend (see bug #1186818), forcing me to reboot.

Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

This bug is a duplicate of bug #1180513 (lid close actions are ignored laptop always suspends) in the gnome-settings-daemon project. These days gnome-settings-daemon actually handles power-related events such as suspend/resume (gnome-power-mangaer is historical).

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