F18: Sleep at closing the lid, regardless of my current settings

Raphael Groner raphgro at web.de
Thu Jan 3 12:39:30 UTC 2013

Ho Miro,

your issue is no bug and not any crap. That's a systemd feature and an
already upstreamed feature request for Xfce.

But be aware that there is a work around. It has been discussed
already on this list and on the xfce upstream list.

You can prevent systemd from taking power management action via the
configuration file /etc/systemd/logind.conf :

$ grep Handle /etc/systemd/logind.conf 

Set the wished option to the "ignore" value after the = charachter
and remove the comment marker #. For instance,

$ man logind.conf

Look also at the following upstream bug report about systemd


> Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:02:04 +0100
> From: Miro Hrončok <miro at hroncok.cz>
> To: Fedora users and developers <xfce at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Subject: F18: Sleep at closing the lid, regardless of my current
> 	settings
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> Hi,
> in Fedora 18, if I set in Power Manager: When on AC, when on battery
> (both): When closing the lid: Do nothing [My system is localised, so
> it might be diferent], it still suspends, when I close the lid. Is
> there any GNOME crap, taht causes this or am I doing something bad?
> Thanks,
> Miro Hrončok

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