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Author Topic: Toshiba laptop lid switch: How do I configure it's action?  (Read 2593 times)
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A true geek dual-boots 2 Linux distros

« on: January 20, 2008, 10:35:32 am »

I'm breaking this topic out from my wish list at
I have been getting help with hibernate and cpufrequency, but this is my top annoyance. 

And my original post was a bum steer.  The lid switch does not do nothing.  It blanks the screen. I just poked the switch with my finger and had to completely rewrite this post.   Shocked

I would like the lid switch to shut down the system.  In the future I'll want it to hibernate the system (once the system will hibernate).  How do I change this?

Dual booting Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and VecorLinux on a Toshiba Satellite.
Previous OSs on this machine: WinMe, 98SE, 2K Pro, XP Pro, Mandrake, SuSE, Knoppix
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 04:39:44 am »

try this...

I am able to lock screen when I close the lid. You can modify the script to execute any command you like....

this link have a very good how-to and tutorial for ACPI with laptop......
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