Bug 988585 - Shutdown and restart lock up when laptop lid closed and external monitor in use
Shutdown and restart lock up when laptop lid closed and external monitor in use
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-25 18:11 EDT by Karl
Modified: 2014-02-05 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Karl 2013-07-25 18:11:09 EDT
Description of problem:
When a laptop is connected to an external monitor, the laptop's lid is closed, and the user issues a shutdown or restart through the Gnome Shell menu, the computer locks up.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Gnome 3.6.3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot laptop, log in
2. Connect external monitor
3. Shut laptop lid
4. Use external keyboard/mouse to "wake up" the external monitor
5. Go to user menu (upper right), select "Power Off" (or "Restart")

Actual results:
Gnome exits to the GDM login screen, but does not shut off (restart).  It also won't shut down or restart from the GDM menu in the upper right.  The only ways to shut it off (or restart) are to use CTRL-F2 or similar to get a text-mode shell, then issue "shutdown -h now" or "shutdown -r now".  You can also, of course, hold the power button in until the computer shuts itself off.

Expected results:
System shuts off (or restarts)

Additional info:
I have the Alternative Status Menu shell extension enabled.
Comment 1 Karl 2013-09-13 22:48:24 EDT
Using Linux 3.10.10-100.fc18.x86_64, this bug has changed slightly; instead of locking up, it goes to sleep instead of shutting off.  When woken, the display is dimmed.  The laptop lid must still be open to shut the laptop off.
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