I have 2018 laptop with i5-8300h and Elementary OS 5. It doesn't suspend on lid close. However if I press button on the screen it suspends normally. I have tried to configure logind.conf but nothing changed. I also read a lot of different answers with the same questions, but nothing has helped.

  • Can you add details of what laptop you specifically have? You might also run sudo less /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log to see whether there are any log entries related to what lightdm is thinking when it chooses not to suspend your laptop.
    – Ken Kinder
    Jan 22, 2019 at 16:59

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More people seem to have the same issue: https://github.com/elementary/switchboard-plug-power/issues/94

For people interesting in how to switch settings via console:

It might be related to an issue in the switchboard app of elementary: https://github.com/elementary/switchboard-plug-power/issues/89

A workaround is explained here: Elementary OS ignoring suspend disable

In your case:

sudo su
su - -s /bin/bash lightdm

#check the values
gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-ac-action

gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-battery-action

#set values eg. to suspend
dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-ac-action suspend

dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-battery-action suspend
  • Thanks for the reply. But, unfortunately, both commands ( on ac and on battery) show 'suspend'
    – Secret-guy
    Jan 22, 2019 at 14:21
  • Sorry I couldn't be of much help :-/ At least you know that the settings are correct... I found this on github: github.com/elementary/switchboard-plug-power/issues/94 You can give a thumb up to show that you are also effected. Maybe you can give some helpful input there!
    – wirebug
    Jan 22, 2019 at 14:31
  • Do you have an external monitor attached during lid closed? Than you might have to set lid-close-suspend-with-external-monitor on true...
    – wirebug
    Jan 22, 2019 at 14:39
  • Thanks for help!) I don't use any external monitors.
    – Secret-guy
    Jan 22, 2019 at 15:36

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