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Thread: Laptop Lid Close does not suspend with external monitor connected OpenSUSE 13.1 GNOME 64 bit

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    Question Laptop Lid Close does not suspend with external monitor connected OpenSUSE 13.1 GNOME 64 bit

    As the title says, my HP dv6t laptop running OpenSUSE 13.1 GNOME (latest, fresh install) will not suspend when lid is closed. when an external monitor is connected. The screen momentarily goes blank and then nothing really happens but the screen just returns to normal. With no external monitor, the laptop suspends and resumes normally when lid is closed and reopened. What's more there is no option to select in the Tweak Tool under Power> "When Laptop Lid is Closed". Is this a bug?

    I can suspend by doing any of these:
    1. the obscure Alt key when mouse over logout menu gimmick
    2. running pm-suspend from CLI
    3. lid close when no external monitor connected as said above.
    4. Pressing the power button (Can change this setting (only editable setting) in tweak tool > power.

    Is there anything I can try to remedy this? File a bug report if it is deemed a bug?

    By the way this is the output of upower --monitor-detail when laptop lid is closed and opened with external monitors connected.
    Code:
    siva@linux-80ol:~> upower --monitor-detail
    Monitoring activity from the power daemon. Press Ctrl+C to cancel.
    [14:31:19.081]    daemon changed:
      daemon-version:  0.9.23
      can-suspend:     yes
      can-hibernate:   yes
      on-battery:      no
      on-low-battery:  no
      lid-is-closed:   yes
      lid-is-present:  yes
      is-docked:       yes
    
    [14:31:25.102]    device changed:     /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
      native-path:          BAT0
      vendor:               Hewlett-Packard
      model:                5100
      serial:               Li4402A
      power supply:         yes
      updated:              Sat 22 Mar 2014 02:31:25 PM PDT (0 seconds ago)
      has history:          yes
      has statistics:       yes
      battery
        present:             yes
        rechargeable:        yes
        state:               charging
        energy:              38.577 Wh
        energy-empty:        0 Wh
        energy-full:         38.966 Wh
        energy-full-design:  55.08 Wh
        energy-rate:         0.064 W
        voltage:             12.407 V
        time to full:        6.1 hours
        percentage:          99%
        capacity:            70.7444%
        technology:          lithium-ion
    
    [14:31:26.270]    daemon changed:
      daemon-version:  0.9.23
      can-suspend:     yes
      can-hibernate:   yes
      on-battery:      no
      on-low-battery:  no
      lid-is-closed:   no
      lid-is-present:  yes
      is-docked:       yes
    I had the same issue with Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon which i solved by editing dconf:
    Code:
    dconf write /org/cinnamon/settings-daemon/plugins/power/lid-close-suspend-with-external-monitor true
    But there is no such key as lid-close-suspend-with-external-monitor in the OpenSUSE 13.1 GNOME version. (GNOME Shell 3.10.2.1)

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    Default Re: Laptop Lid Close does not suspend with external monitor connected OpenSUSE 13.1 GNOME 64 bit

    What I did is to select the HDMI "toggle primary output" (star) option from applications/configure desktop/Display Configuration.
    I also have set the Energy saving settings to turn off the screen of the laptop when I close the lid (i keep it closed when I work. I hope that will help!

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    Default Re: Laptop Lid Close does not suspend with external monitor connected OpenSUSE 13.1 GNOME 64 bit

    you are lucky, I can not use suspend/hibernate mode on my laptop
    as it never comes back from it and need to be hard-reset.
    I had to disable the suspend/hibernate on lid close.

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