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Old 05-24-2014, 08:20 AM   #1
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modify power / sleep setting via command line Fedora 20

Everytime I close the lid to the laptop it goes into suspend mode and kills my ssh connection - it is kind of driving me nuts.
I need to adjust the settings via command line - so i downloaded
the dconfig editor - but it is not really working.

is there a way to modify the laptop settings from the command line so it does not go into suspend mode and kill my ssh connection.

sudo yum install -y dconf-editor
[FEDORA_CASPER@new-host-3 ~]$ gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-battery-action blank
No such key 'lid-close-battery-action'
[FEDORA_CASPER@new-host-3 ~]$
Old 05-25-2014, 01:16 AM   #2
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Well, the error is pretty clear. The key doesn't exist.

Have you tried looking through the schemas or keys to see where the issue is?

gsettings list-keys
gsettings list-schema
Gsettings list-recursively | grep whatever
Old 05-25-2014, 07:01 PM   #3
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The error is clear - but the reason why is not.
For some reason the gnome editor no longer has this lid setting in Fedora 20.

I edited /etc/systemd/logind.conf,
uncommented HandleLidSwitch,
and changed its value to ignore.

gave it the old ...
[FEDORA_CASPER@new-host-3 ~]$ sudo systemctl restart systemd-logind.service
[sudo] password for FEDORA_CASPER:
[FEDORA_CASPER@new-host-3 ~]$
...... works fine

Check out the manpages logind.conf for more options.

I suppose i could have used the gsettings gui, but i am too lazy.

Last edited by casperdaghost; 05-25-2014 at 07:13 PM.


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