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How to change laptop lid close behaviour (to not suspend when the lid is closed)

In other OSes, in the power settings I am able to configure a laptop's 'Close lid' behaviour. Options are like: Hibernate Sleep Power off Do nothing I do not see such an option in elementary OS ...
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How to hibernate Freya?

I installed Freya three days ago on my main machine, and I faced some issues with the hardware. But I got it to work at last. But the lack of hibernation support in Freya is causing me to seriously ...
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How to enable hibernate option in menu? [Loki]

My power menu looks the following and I want to have a hibernate option: In Freya I was able to activate the hibernate option by following the steps outlined in this answer. I tried the same steps in ...
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Prevent suspend no matter what?

I'm running Freya on a MacBook Pro 2013 edition. Suspend doesn't ever work as planned. It takes quite a while to actually get to sleep and it'll often wake itself back up again, and when it does, it ...
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Why is there no option to change what closing the lid does on a laptop? [duplicate]

Why is there no option to change what closing the lid does on a laptop? it is really troublesome
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Power Configuration Seems to Not Be Respected by OS

Recently installed Juno based off recommendation from a friend. The issue I'm currently facing is my laptop (Dell XPS 13), even though I've configured to never suspend on both Plugged and Unplugged, ...
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OS Freya only boots in recovery mode and doesnt hibernate

I installed Freya as a dual-boot to Windows. First its not working anyway so I searched the posts and get Grub repaired by purging and fixing it with Boot Repair. That let me boot into Freya some time,...
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sleep mode not working when is plugged in [closed]

I've set the configs to go to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity when the laptop is plugged in but there's just a notify that indicates the laptop will go to sleep because of inactivity soon but it ...
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power button shutdown instead of suspend on login screen

in power settings I configured the power button to suspend and it works, however the system still shuts down when it is in login screen after pressing the power button. is there anyway to fix this?
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How to auto adjust screen brightness?

I have the "automatic adjust brightness" option enabled on Power settings, but it doesn't seem work. I would like the display brightness to reduce automatically when the charger is unplugged. Is ...
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TLP Power Management disables USB devices in my ASUS UX305 ultrabook. Needs restart!

I recently had Elementary OS (Loki) installed in my Asus UX305 (Dual Boot option). Out of the box, the notebook came with windows 10 home. I took some body's help in the installation as it was not ...
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How to bind power button to choice what I want

I don't know if when can, but I would like when I press Power Button to ask me my choice (shutdown/reboot/cancel). I search on dconf but there is no value for choice. Is it possible ? sorry for my ...
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elementary logs out when screen goes blank

When I set my power setting to blank the screen after a set amount of time when the screen goes blank it logs me out of elementary. When I log back in I have to restart my applications. elementary is ...
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Overheating Issue on MacbookAir 6,2

Its a horrible experience to use Freya on MacbookAir 6,2. I have tried many methods such as tlp, powersave, thermald and pstate enabling to minimize the heating issue. I finally found a better method: ...
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Computer always Suspends when Its selected as Never [duplicate]

I needed some help with the power options on Elementary OS Juno. In the power options I have selected that computer should never suspend and that only the monitor would turn off after 15mins. No ...
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“Turn off screen when inactive for” doesn't work

I use Loki and my desktop never turns screen off when inactive my computer. Actually this feature was working until a few weeks ago. Is there any chance to overcome this issue?
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Power management : “do nothing” when laptop is closed [duplicate]

In Freya there is no way to specify an action for What to do when the laptop lid is closed (eg do nothing, hibernate, turn off etc.) Unfortunately when I close my laptop, that is connected to my HDTV ...
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Audio powering off for GTX 670 [closed]

My audio keeps turning off unless there is a sound playing. I'm using a GTX 670 using HDMI to my monitor. Is this a power saving feature? If so, how can I turn it off?
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Elementary OS system setting for power has problem [closed]

If I set Turn off screen when inactive when plugged in then the same value is also in On battery. So I cannot set right for only when plugged. This must be a bug either in my setup or in Freya. ...
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Lenovo Ideapad y510p overheats on Freya [duplicate]

I noticed recently a rather low performance in 3D games that are usually very little demanding for my machine, such as Team Fortress. This game can be run with no issues using only one of the GPUs, ...
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Says laptop battery is 100% but its not completely

Hi the wingpanel indicator says the battery is 100% charged. When i click on to the battery statistics it shows that it is just shy of being full but is no longer charging and is labeled as charged. ...
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Power menu lacks restart command

The power menu in the right upper corner lacks restart. If I press physical power button i get a menu containing the restart. Also the suspend in the right upper corner seems to work differently ...
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WiFi disconnects after a period of time

Since updating to release-juno, from release-loki, the wifi disconnects after a period of time (around 15-20 minutes). I'm using a Toshiba Satellite. I've checked the power settings, and when plugged ...
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Power usage NVIDIA on Juno

I noticed that after upgrading from Loki to Juno my battery life was severally decreased. I have a Dell XPS 9550 with a NVIDI GeForce(R) GTX 960M. I've installed tlp and tlp-rdw I've addded the ...
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How to solve resume from suspend on MBP 2,1 17" 2006

Had to remove all of the Power settings related to resume (to 'do nothing') on my machine due to suspend not waking machine properly. Screen remains black. Note: sometimes MacOS SnowLeopard did have ...
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Is it possible to configure different power management settings for plugged\unplugged?

In windows and Ubuntu (and other distro's) it's possible to assign different power management settings for when on battery power vs plugged. For example, I'd like the PC to sleep when i close the lid ...
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How to improve battery life on MBP 2015?

I really like elementary os, i installed it on my 15" MBP 2015 -- however the battery life is pretty bad. I get about 3 hours maximum if i'm lucky -- this is much less than the 10 hours i'm used to on ...
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Suspend shuts down my laptop

My laptop (Dell XPS 13) started shutting itself off every time I closed the lid. At first, I thought that maybe something was changed in my power settings but lo and behold, it's set to suspend when ...
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elementary OS lacks wakeup from usb controls [closed]

I implemented the procedure from this link -> http://bernaerts.dyndns.org/linux/74-ubuntu/220-ubuntu-resume-usb-hid but would be awesome if this was "out of the box" from elementary OS.
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Elementary os goes black when not touched for long

When not touched for long elementary OS goes black with a small underscore at top left corner & when pressed any key pc doesn't wake up
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elementary OS Freya System Crashes [closed]

My computer is running elementary OS freya , but after working for some time my computer freezes. I can move the cursor all right but when I click on anything it does not respond. if i shut down my ...
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Problem with Graphics/locking up [closed]

Sometimes, when the computer screen goes off, my laptop will flash the screen on black for a second, give me a cursor for less time that, and then go off. It then repeats this indefinitely. When I was ...
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How to get elementary os to stay awake

I have elementary os 5.0 Loki installed on a Dell Latitude e6410. This machine will not stay awake whether it's on battery or plugged in! I will go and set the sleep time to never in power settings ...
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macbook hardware specs INCLUDING battery

I am looking for where to find my specific computer hardware spec's, including my battery. I have a 2009-10 macbook pro and its needing a new battery. So, I need to find the battery size and make sure ...
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Screen lock prevention when playing video on OS level?

My question isn't how to prevent screen locks/screen turning off / suspend, that question is answered here: Prevent screen locking while watching videos My question is shouldn't this be solved on an ...
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Power Settings limited

Elementary OS is better than sliced bread but there are just a few small niggles one of them is that the power settings are consistent between charge and battery when it would make sense to separate ...
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System shuts down abruptly after waking up [closed]

I have recently installed Loki on Dell Inspiron 7560 (i7) laptop with 8 GB of RAM and 4 GB of Swap. The system works fine for most of the time but when waking up after sleep and plugging in/out makes ...
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caffeine how to work it

I just installed Elementary Loki How do I get caffeine to work? It does not show up. If I run it from the term.. I get PyGIWarning: Gtk was imported without specifying a version first. Use gi....
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Computer doesn't get past BIOS start, screen goes black

Today (02.09.16) I was updating the available security package on my computer when its battery died. Yes I know that all updates should be done with computer connected but I simply forgot and the ...
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Screen keeps dimming no matter what I set in power options

My screen is dimming and then completely black afters some inactivity period - but in power settings I've got "Dim screen when inactive" switched off. Is there any setting I am missing ? Freya 0.3.2
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Automatically adjust brightness in Power Settings

Has this worked for anyone, like, ever? It has absolutely no effect for me, I am on latest everything, Dell XPS 9550. At first, I thought it was because there was a problem with the bundled Camera app ...
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CPU frequency control tool?

I am currently on Pop!_OS with Gnome. My preferred DE is Pantheon/Elementary OS. I need to toggle back and forth between CPU performance states based on my workload. Basically, whether I am doing ...
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My Elementary OS can't turn off after update

My Elementary OS is really perfect and I do like it very much. It is Hera 5.14. However my machine can't shutdown or power off. When I select shutdown from the right top of the screen, the screen got ...
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No power to start button

I loaded Elemental on a computer running Kubuntu to test it.It loaded well and looked good but I wanted to make sure my partitions were ok, I hit the install Elemental by mistake. I shut the computer ...
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failure to turn off display

I wanted to turn off my display when I lock. I am hoping to link the command to a shortcut but I cant turn off my display. tried sleep 1 && xset dpms force off The display just turns back ...
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My laptop suddenly turns off while in use. How can I fix it?

I have a HP Elitebook 830 G5 with a i5-8250 processor. It is dual booted with Windows 10 and Elementary OS. On the Windows side I have never had this issue but when using Elementary OS the laptop ...
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Suspend / Turn off screen when idle in less than 5 minutes interval?

Ladles and Jellyspoons. How can one change the Suspend / Turn off screen settings to interval smaller than 5 minutes ie. turn off screen after 1 minute and suspend the laptop after 2 minutes when ...
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Battery Indicator Not Appearing Surface Book 2

I just installed Elementary Hera 5.1.3. This is my system config: I have also tried installing this: https://github.com/jakeday/linux-surface But it didn't help. Did I do something wrong?
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Suspend Not working - HP Spectre Laptop

HP Spectre Laptop not resuming or going into suspend mode correctly. Having to press and hold power button to get it to boot back into the desktop. Not using any proprietary nvidia stuff that I seem ...
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MacBook Pro Suspend state loops on and off

I recently installed Elementary OS as my only OS on a late 2015 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Retina. All is well and I'm learning the basics of Linux as well as some intermediate stuff. I have an issue though, ...