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    Default Where is Power Management?

    I'm trying to disable the suspension that happens when I close my laptop lid. Under Ubuntu I would go into Power Management. But I can't find Power Management in Yast (or anything else that might do the job). Where is this stuff?

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    Default Re: Where is Power Management?

    Desktop in use????

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    Default Re: Where is Power Management?

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Desktop in use????
    I'm using the installation default, which I believe is KDE (same as Kubuntu).

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    Default Re: Where is Power Management?

    Quote Originally Posted by pwabrahams View Post
    I'm trying to disable the suspension that happens when I close my laptop lid. Under Ubuntu I would go into Power Management. But I can't find Power Management in Yast (or anything else that might do the job). Where is this stuff?
    It is systemd-logind that manages this behaviour. The applicable parameters in /etc/systemd/logind.conf are 'HandleLidSwitch=' and
    'LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited='

    Refer to
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    man systemd-logind
    Code:
    man logind.conf
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    Default Re: Where is Power Management?

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    It is systemd-logind that manages this behaviour. The applicable parameters in /etc/systemd/logind.conf are 'HandleLidSwitch=' and
    'LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited='

    Refer to
    Code:
    man systemd-logind
    Code:
    man logind.conf
    So there's no way to accomplish this from within Yast, then? That's disappointing -- explicitly editing system configuration files (and as superuser at that) seems pretty heavy-handed and not something a casual user would know how to do.

    There are quite a few other functions in Power Management that ought to be readily available, such as setting the timeout for screen energy saving.

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    Default Re: Where is Power Management?

    Quote Originally Posted by pwabrahams View Post
    So there's no way to accomplish this from within Yast, then? That's disappointing -- explicitly editing system configuration files (and as superuser at that) seems pretty heavy-handed and not something a casual user would know how to do.

    There are quite a few other functions in Power Management that ought to be readily available, such as setting the timeout for screen energy saving.
    KDE does offer some 'user-level' power management capabilities: System Settings > Power Management, and this includes the 'When laptop lid closed' event behaviour, so perhaps investigate that and see if you can get it working as desired.
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 22-Jun-2018 at 19:42.
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    Default Re: Where is Power Management?

    Note that any SYSTEM setting as apposed to a user setting must be done by the system administrator ie root.

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