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I am a brand new user of Kubuntu 10.0.4. So far, one of the major things I miss is the ability to have my system sleep when I close the lid of my laptop. Any tips on how to enable this behavior?

Note: as I said, I'm brand new to linux, so the simpler you can explain things, the better!

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Found the answer in this post

KMenu -> System Settings -> Advanced -> Power Management -> Edit Profiles has all the adjustments, and includes options for power button suspend to disk, reacting to laptop lid closing, etc.

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You should mark this as an accepted answer, so that everybody can see in the overview that you have an answer. –  Yaba Aug 20 '10 at 17:30
    
@Yaba: Thanks for the reminder. At the time that I answered, I wasn't able to accept my own answer. Done now. –  Jeffrey Blake Aug 20 '10 at 20:38
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A Nice tutorial from http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_configure_acpid might help.

Checkout the sub section -> Example: go to sleep on lid close

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The KDE/Kubuntu specificity of the answer I found fits more with what I'm looking for, but I'm sure that wiki will come in handy and would have worked if there weren't a built in solution. –  Jeffrey Blake Jul 4 '10 at 4:54
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