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I've changed the power management settings on my Ubuntu 10.10 server laptop to keep running with the lid closed but I loose any attempts to connect to it by ssh.

Is there a way to change this so that it will always be running?

P.S: It works perfectly with the lid open...

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If you have all your power management settings in the OS right, it could be a setting in the BIOS that kills particular devices when the lid is closed. I would check that first.

If you wanted to see that, you could run an infinite ping command in terminal and check wireshark output on the device your pinging for ICMP traffic.

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I figured it out: I had to do it manually using gconf-editor. (source) –  jonalmeida Mar 17 '12 at 22:05

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