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How to make Linux sleep / suspend when lid is closed and external monitor is attached?

If you use Linux for home or work you know that how important it is to make your system suspend when you close the lid of your laptop.

I had same issue in default installation of Linux Fedora 23. Initially i thought it might be to do with Linux Kernel which might not be supporting the scenario. There were other people who had similar issue.

While playing around i found that the solution, and nothing fancy needed to be done apart from changing default settings.

linux fedora power settings


Just change following:

When the lid is closed: Suspend
When the power button is pressed: Suspend
Perform lid-closed action even with external monitors are attached: ON (Important).

All done it should work.

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