Korora 24 Cinnamon (so a Fedora spin) on a Dell Inspiron 1525.

My problem

I want to leave the laptop shut but not suspended. This is my media center computer, and it will reside shut even while in use.

I cannot get the system to ignore the lid being closed.

What I've already tried

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/23589/close-laptop-lid-without-suspend/ talks about using dconf-editor and go down a specific tree, but I don't have that tree. Specifically, I don't have a "Power" item. The tree they talk about is Org->Gnome->settings-daemon->Plugins->Power and attributes lid-close-ac-action and lid-close-battery-action.

Tell me, does the dconf-editor remind you of the Windows registry? Why can't this just be a file?

The same URL has a post about how to inhibit systemd from reacting to the lid when a certain process is running. That is not my goal. I want this to be overall.

My problem is basically the same as this guy's: logind.conf not working, closing lid will not suspend laptop, but I'm on Cinnamon and he was on Gnome.

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/27808/preventing-lid-close-suspension/ This taught me about the /etc/systemd/logind.conf (man logind.conf) but my changes even after a systemctl restart systemd-logind.service

Final appeal

I want my laptop to continue normal operations even when the laptop is closed.

The logind.conf change didn't work. My dconf-editor doesn't have the right location (and there's no "add key" like in regedit), and gnome things don't apply to Cinnamon, right?


I solved the problem by using the Cinnamon power management window. Cinnamon power management window showing "When the lid is closed" option

There are drop-down menus for When the lid is closed that include the option Do nothing, which works. I am uncertain of exactly how it works or how to do it programmatically, but it does work.

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