i use the last linux mint XFCE, i'd like my laptop to shut down when i close the screen. How can i achieve that ?

I've tried to uncomment and set HandleLidSwitch=poweroff in logind.conf i restarted the computer then.

I've also tried to set lid-close-ac-action & lid-close-battery-action to shutdown in dconf editor but nothing works.

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You need to edit the file /etc/systemd/logind.conf and change the following line to this:


You will need to run systemctl restart systemd-logind.service or restart your laptop to enable the setting.

  • I did this already but it does not work, my laptop don't stop Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 18:06
  • @user1758935 this could be a bug with your hardware. I am seeing that some people have to take additional steps. Confirm that you have pm-utils, xfce4-power-manager, and edit your post to include all of your hardware. Make, Model, chipset, graphics, usb devices, etc.
    – kemotep
    Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 18:22
  • After logind.conf edit, I had to re-change laptop lid behavior in xfce4-power-manager and then it worked. Commented Mar 8, 2019 at 11:48

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