How to disable auto suspend when laptop lid is closed in Fedora 18/17


I don’t prefer my laptop to switch to suspend state when my laptop lid is closed. So I found an easy way to disable suspend when lid is close.

Here is how is it done:

  • Open Terminal
  • type in the command below (as root)

<strong>sudo gedit /etc/systemd/logind.conf</strong>

  • Now the logind.conf file will open in Gedit text editor
  • set the variable “HandleLidSwitch” to “ignore”, as in the example below:

[Login] #NAutoVTs=6 #ReserveVT=6 #KillUserProcesses=no #KillOnlyUsers= #KillExcludeUsers=root #Controllers= #ResetControllers=cpu #InhibitDelayMaxSec=5 #HandlePowerKey=poweroff #HandleSuspendKey=suspend #HandleHibernateKey=hibernate HandleLidSwitch=ignore #PowerKeyIgnoreInhibited=no #SuspendKeyIgnoreInhibited=no #HibernateKeyIgnoreInhibited=no #LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited=yes

  • Now reboot

With this change, reboot your system and feel free to close your laptop lid that it will no longer go to sleep. Now you are done!


Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.9.2 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint


Linux Kernel 3.9.2 this is the second release of the Linux Kernel 3.9 and here are some changes in this latest release taken from the changelog of Linux 3.9.2:

  • drm/gma500: fix backlight hotkeys behaviour on netbooks

  • PCI: Delay final fixups until resources are assigned

  • Btrfs: fix extent logging with O_DIRECT into prealloc

  • NFSv4.x: Fix handling of partially delegated locks

  • drm/radeon: fix handling of v6 power tables

  • drm/i915: Fixup Oops in the pipe config computation

  • RDMA/cxgb4: Fix SQ allocation when on-chip SQ is disabled

  • perf/x86/intel: Fix unintended variable name reuse

Linux Kernel 3.9.2 Installation

To install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, open the terminal and enter these commands:

cd /tmp

wget -O kernel-3.9.2

chmod +x kernel-3.9.2

sudo sh kernel-3.9.2

sudo reboot


Install/Upgrade to Linux 3.9.1 for Ubuntu/Linux Mint


**Linux Kernel 3.9.1 **brings various bug fixes and improvements.

Here are some of them as shown in the changelog:

  • **    ext4: fix Kconfig documentation for CONFIG_EXT4_DEBUG**
  • **    ext4: fix online resizing for ext3-compat file systems**
  • **    ixgbe: fix EICR write in ixgbe_msix_other**
  • **    wireless: regulatory: fix channel disabling race condition**
  • **    ACPI: Fix wrong parameter passed to memblock_reserve**
  • **    ASoC: max98088: Fix logging of hardware revision**
  • **    ALSA: hda – Fix aamix activation with loopback control on VIA codecs**
  • **    ALSA: usb-audio: Fix autopm error during probing**
  • **    ALSA: emu10k1: Fix dock firmware loading**
  • **    fs/fscache/stats.c: fix memory leak**
  • **    usb: chipidea: udc: fix memory leak in _ep_nuke**
  • **    ARM: at91/trivial: fix model name for SAM9G15-EK**
  • **    ARM: at91: Fix typo in restart code panic message**

** **

Linux Kernel 3.9.1 Installation

To install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, enter these commands from the terminal at your own risk:

cd /tmp

wget -O kernel-3.9.1

chmod +x kernel-3.9.1

sudo sh kernel-3.9.1

**    sudo reboot**

For kernel removal, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9.1*

** **


Debian 7.0 Wheezy released!


Debian GNU/Linux 7.0, a new stable version of the world’s largest Linux distribution, has been released: “After many months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 7.0. This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.

Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for Wheezy, will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32-bit and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically.” Read the release announcement for basic information and check out the release notes for detailed technical information.

What is Debian?

Debian (pron.: / ˈ d ɛ b i ə n /) is one of the most popular Linux distributions for personal and Internet server machines. The Debian Project was started in 1993, the initial release was on 16 August 1993 which makes it one of the old Linux distributions and one of the most used Linux distribution.


Debian uses APT update method provides over more than 37500 packages, precompiled software bundled.


Debian is one of the most stable Linux distribution and one of the most reliable Linux distribution.


Debian is available in Gnome(default desktop environment), KDE,  XFCE,  LXDE.

Hardware Requirement



Hard Disk Space: 1GB


RAM: 256MB

Hard Drive Space: 5GB

New Features (Wheezy Features)

This release includes numerous updated software packages, such as:

  • Apache 2.2.22
  • Asterisk
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 3.4
  • GNU Compiler Collection 4.7.2
  • Icedove 10 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird)
  • Iceweasel 10 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox)
  • KDE Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications 4.8.4
  • kFreeBSD kernel 8.3 and 9.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Linux 3.2
  • MySQL 5.5.30
  • Nagios 3.4.1
  • OpenJDK 6b27 and 7u3
  • Perl 5.14.2
  • PHP 5.4.4
  • PostgreSQL 9.1
  • Python 2.7.3 and 3.2.3
  • Samba 3.6.6
  • Tomcat 6.0.35 and 7.0.28
  • Xen Hypervisor 4.1.4
  • the Xfce 4.8 desktop environment
  • X.Org 7.7

Platform support









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** i386/32 Bit**

x86_64/64 Bit (Recomended)