Darryl Dias

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!

Enjoy!