I don’t prefer my laptop to switch to suspend state when my laptop lid is closed. So I found an easy way to disable suspend when lid is close. Here is how is it done:

  • Open Terminal
  • type in the command below (as root)
sudo gedit /etc/systemd/logind.conf
  • Now the logind.conf file will open in Gedit text editor
  • set the variable “HandleLidSwitch” to “ignore”, as in the example below:
[Login]
 #NAutoVTs=6
 #ReserveVT=6
 #KillUserProcesses=no
 #KillOnlyUsers=
 #KillExcludeUsers=root
 #Controllers=
 #ResetControllers=cpu
 #InhibitDelayMaxSec=5
 #HandlePowerKey=poweroff
 #HandleSuspendKey=suspend
 #HandleHibernateKey=hibernate
 HandleLidSwitch=ignore
 #PowerKeyIgnoreInhibited=no
 #SuspendKeyIgnoreInhibited=no
 #HibernateKeyIgnoreInhibited=no
 #LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited=yes
  • Now reboot

With this change, reboot your system and feel free to close your laptop lid that it will no longer go to sleep. Now you are done!

Enjoy!