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Old 03-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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How to modify lid switch behavior without ACPI?


I have chrubuntu 12.04 running on my Samsung ARM chromebook, and I do not know how to modify the lid switch behavior. In the past, I have been able to use ACPI to modify the behavior of the lid switch. The BIOS and boot mechanism is also non-standard with chrubuntu, so I do not see how to activate ACPI either.

Here is the motivation: when I run "sudo pm-suspend", if I do not shut the laptop lid quickly enough, the computer will awake from suspend when the lid is then closed. In addition, if the ubuntu unity GUI is running, the screen will blank when the lid is closed, which I do not like because it often crashes when un-blanking the screen.

How can I modify gnome's handling of the lid switch? How can I tell pm-suspend not to wake when the lid is opened/closed? I would prefer just pressing a key to wake.
 
  


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