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melp57
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Power Manager

Postby melp57 » 31 Jan 2019 21:00

Is there a different power manager I can use in xfce that will allow the setting for when laptop lid is closed. I want it to "do nothing: as the setting.

kurotsugi
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Re: Power Manager

Postby kurotsugi » 01 Feb 2019 01:38

all the task is handled by systemd. everything else is just the matter of interface. if the UI didn't work you can try with the backend.

linuxmel
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Joined: 08 Dec 2018 06:42

Re: Power Manager

Postby linuxmel » 01 Feb 2019 04:34

Good suggestion if you are a Linux power user, which I'm not ashamed to say I'm not one. I'll look elsewhere for an answer.
Thanks anyway!

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ilu
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Re: Power Manager

Postby ilu » 01 Feb 2019 18:20

There's a solution for this problem here https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=195300. That's what kurotsugi meant with "backend". If the GUI doesn't have it just edit the config file manually - remember you need sudo permissions for this and backup before editing. I haven't tested the solution, I'm not on laptop atm.

There also seems to be a bug involved https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12756 but it's probably only the GUI. But if you don't get it to work by editing the config you could try mate-power-manager. It's in the repo.

Offtopic: Are you the same person as melp57 just posting with different user names? Please decide on one if at all possible.


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