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Author Topic: Toshiba laptop lid switch: How do I configure it's action?  (Read 2641 times)

kortsen

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Toshiba laptop lid switch: How do I configure it's action?
« on: January 20, 2008, 10:35:32 am »

I'm breaking this topic out from my wish list at http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=5347.0
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.   :o

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?
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Dual booting Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and VecorLinux on a Toshiba Satellite.
http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.grp?section=1&group=223&product=7
Previous OSs on this machine: WinMe, 98SE, 2K Pro, XP Pro, Mandrake, SuSE, Knoppix

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Re: Toshiba laptop lid switch: How do I configure it's action?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 04:39:44 am »

try this...

http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=5353.0

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

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

http://www.columbia.edu/~ariel/acpi/acpi_howto.txt
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