Is there a way for a non-root user to hook a script on to laptop lid events (ie. opening and closing)?

  • How about sudo? I used sudo in my laptop several years ago for lid and additional buttons (vol up/down, stop/play, brightness) in KDE environment. – Yurij Goncharuk Mar 25 '18 at 14:05
  • @YurijGoncharuk, how did you access the x session from root? – Toothrot Mar 25 '18 at 14:22
  • @Toothrot I'm not sure that you'd want/need to use root to manage your x session. The xsession should be running as the logged in user, so they should be able to change it themselves as they please. – Centimane Mar 25 '18 at 15:48

You can also take these notifications via acp event hooks https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/acpid

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