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:
- the obscure Alt key when mouse over logout menu gimmick
- running pm-suspend from CLI
- lid close when no external monitor connected as said above.
- 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.
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:
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 22.214.171.124)