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Old 10-16-2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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14.0: What is the canonical way to suspend on lid-close


I hadn't bothered to get involved in the HAL, DBus and ACPI wars up to now, and thank goodness.

Previously, when I wanted to suspend my laptop on lid-close I wrote a small script that was called on ACPI event button.lid and used the pm-utils command "pm-suspend" to enter suspend mode.

I guess we are all using DBus now, so I should change to doing things properly. That is, if I could find the docs.

The Slackware wiki has some notes on hibernate, but not suspend, and those notes refer to a UPower key UPower.Hibernate, which AFAICT is not configured on 14.0, so I can't use it as an example to write my own UPower.Suspend.

What is the canonical way in 14.0 to enter suspend mode when a laptop's lid is closed?

I should add I use a tiling WM, so no desktop and no KDE or Gnome power management daemons are running.

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Old 10-16-2012, 06:07 AM   #2
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What is the canonical way in 14.0 to enter suspend mode when a laptop's lid is closed?
There is no Canonical (sic!) way. You are in control and you choose, which way works best for you.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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@padeen - I can only answer for XFCE. It's not too hard. From the Menu, choose "Settings", "Power manager". This will open up a window called "Xfce Power Manager". This window has 4 tabs on the left - General, ON AC, ON Battery, Extended. Choose "On AC" and pick your setting for the lid. Now choose "On battery". And again you will see a separate action you can take for the lid close.
 
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I guess we are all using DBus now, so I should change to doing things properly.
Just because it is present it doesn't mean that you have to use it. There is nothing wrong with pm-suspend, if you are used to it then use it.
 
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #5
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Personally, I use your method as it works for all desktop environments and window managers. It saves doing individual configurations.
 
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:29 AM   #6
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I use pm-suspend. You can use XFCE power manager without Xfce. I'm using Crunchbang which uses Xfce power manager with Openbox.
 
  


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