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Is it possible to stop my laptop going to sleep when I close the lid? GNOME 3.20, Fedora 24. My laptop does not reliably wake from sleep. (It happens to be a hardware issue... I think I basically killed it while trying to replace a wifi card. But I want to keep using it for a while longer). …
asked Sep 2 '16 by sourcejedi
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Install GNOME Tweak Tool and go to the Power section. There's an option to disable the automatic suspend on lid close. Option details I compared dconf before and after to find the option, but it tu …
answered Sep 2 '16 by sourcejedi
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Several people have commented that they can stop their laptop from suspending when closed, but the screen stays on. Maybe this is due to differences in firmware? There is an alternative feature …
answered Jul 7 '18 by sourcejedi
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These are two separate questions. Obviously RMS is going to endorse adapting a laptop with a BIOS which is free software and has no closed-source blobs. So that answers that. The first question is … back at least to Matthew Garret's first presentation on the subject, if you want Linux to work on your laptop, looking for Intel is a good rule of thumb. In particular for Wifi. Intel write upstream …
answered Jun 26 '17 by sourcejedi
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I agree. General purpose distributions including Debian have used sensible defaults for cpufreq and cpuidle for a long time now. Recognizing that mobile computing is very important, and has been for …
answered Jun 22 '18 by sourcejedi
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In most cases you wouldn't need to worry about installing task-laptop in the installer. All you need is a root login / sudo access on the installed system. Then you can run the tasksel command to … Debian (I think coinciding with the use of metapackages like task-laptop): you can also remove tasks if you decide you didn't need them, and it will more-or-less work. (Previously it ended up removing too many packages). …
answered Aug 7 '16 by sourcejedi
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You can test unbinding the driver on the parent device. This will remove the child device input0 - along with any other child devices that were there. cd /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0D …
answered Jul 26 '18 by sourcejedi