Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 598540
Gnome power manager suspends system when notebook in docking station is closed.
Last modified: 2010-07-12 15:12:25 EDT
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Dock the notebook.
2. Configure external screens, disable internal screen.
3. Close the lid.
System suspends/blanks screen
System still running with screens still visible
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.
I think this is the "main" bugzilla entry about this issue:
"Do Nothing" is something I'd consider a workaround. Not necessarily a fix...
Yeah.. I guess workaround is better term for it. But it would be good enough for me :) (until better solution is developed).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 546497 ***