Disable suspend on lid close but still turn display off

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at gmail.com
Thu May 27 22:29:24 UTC 2010

On 05/27/2010 09:49 PM, Dennis J. wrote:
> Hi,
> so today I got my brand spanking new Dell Studio 16 XPS and so far it and
> Fedora 13 seem to be a match made in heaven. Everything just works out of
> the box: wifi, bluetooth, 1920x1200 display, webcam, special keys, audio,
> suspend&  resume. Awesome!
> What I'm wondering though is how I can make the notebook just disable the
> display when I close the lid instead of completely suspending. I'm planning
> to use this system as my main system and to attach a larger LCD screen and
> keyboard externally. I then just want to put it closed at the back of the
> table however right now it just suspends so I can no longer use it.
> Is there a way to turn on some kind of "docking mode" to disable the
> display on lid close but otherwise leave the system running normally?

In Gnome System --> Preference --> Power management you should find the 
settings you need.


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