Bug 598540 - Gnome power manager suspends system when notebook in docking station is closed.
Summary: Gnome power manager suspends system when notebook in docking station is closed.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 546497
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-power-manager (Show other bugs)
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Version: 13
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-06-01 15:25 UTC by Andreas Thienemann
Modified: 2010-07-12 19:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-07-12 19:12:25 UTC
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Description Andreas Thienemann 2010-06-01 15:25:12 UTC
Description of problem:
A Dell Latitude E4200 notebook is docked in a Dell docking station with two TFTs connected via DVI.

Monitors are configured to show a desktop spanning both TFTs and to disable the notebook monitor.

When the notebook is now closed, the screen is faded out and the notebook suspends.
The suspend action can be changed in gnome-power-manager to "Blank Screen" but the machine is still unusable as the screen are blanked.
I distinctly remember a selection called "Do Nothing" being available in prior versions. Unfortunately this option does not exist any longer making that a infeasible workaround.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Dock the notebook.
2. Configure external screens, disable internal screen.
3. Close the lid.
Actual results:
System suspends/blanks screen

Expected results:
System still running with screens still visible

Comment 1 Pasi Karkkainen 2010-07-12 12:15:56 UTC
There's a similar bugzilla entry here:

And yes, this should be fixed.

The simplest fix would be to have "Do nothing" option for the "When laptop lid is closed" parameter in gnome-power-manager.

Comment 2 Pasi Karkkainen 2010-07-12 12:17:33 UTC
I think this is the "main" bugzilla entry about this issue:

Comment 3 Andreas Thienemann 2010-07-12 12:27:57 UTC
"Do Nothing" is something I'd consider a workaround. Not necessarily a fix...

Comment 4 Pasi Karkkainen 2010-07-12 12:31:03 UTC
Yeah.. I guess workaround is better term for it. But it would be good enough for me :) (until better solution is developed).

Comment 5 jmccann 2010-07-12 19:12:25 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 546497 ***

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