Bug 546497 - maybe we shouldn't suspend on lid close if using external inputs and outputs
maybe we shouldn't suspend on lid close if using external inputs and outputs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-power-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 598540 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-12-10 20:49 EST by jmccann
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:24 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 20:49:42 EST
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Description jmccann 2009-12-10 20:49:49 EST
Today we suspend on lid close.  Perhaps we should support the following cases:

a. Shut lid while docked with external monitor, keyboard, mouse

For this I think we should not suspend while it is still possible to interact with the system.  In the even all of the external outputs are removed (LCD disconnected) I think we should probably suspend.  We probably can't do something similar for inputs because there can be may different types of inputs - even the outside of the laptop case can have input controls on it.

b. Shut lid while watching movie on attached TV

For this I imagine that we'd not suspend until the system goes idle after the movie ends.

c. Shut lid when it is the only output

Suspend immediately.
Comment 1 Thomas Wood 2010-01-31 15:24:58 EST
I work with my laptop in a dock, so it is often connected to an external display. As soon as I close the laptop lid, power manager will blank the screen, despite the fact I have an external display connected.
Comment 2 Pasi Karkkainen 2010-07-12 08:13:17 EDT
Yes, this should be fixed, it's very annoying behaviour.

The most simple fix is to add "Do nothing" option for "When laptop lid is closed" in gnome-power-manager. Better fix is described in the original post on this bugzilla entry.

I use my laptop very often in a docking station, so I only have the external DVI display in use.. So I don't want to blank the (external) screen when laptop lid is closed!

Btw there's a workaround described here:
Comment 3 Pasi Karkkainen 2010-07-12 08:18:59 EDT
It seems we have another bugzilla entry about this issue: 

(and also: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=598540).
Comment 4 jmccann 2010-07-12 15:12:25 EDT
*** Bug 598540 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Pasi Karkkainen 2010-07-16 04:24:09 EDT
Upstream has re-added "Do nothing" as an option:
Comment 6 jmccann 2010-07-16 10:19:58 EDT
Another option is definitely not the answer.
Comment 7 Pasi Karkkainen 2010-09-19 07:22:06 EDT
Is anyone working on fixing these multi-display bugs? 

There's another bugzilla about the same bug/problem here:
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