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This is what advanced settings tell me:

  • Shell > Laptop lid close action on battery > Suspend

  • Shell > Laptop lid close action when on AC > Suspend

The screen is on when I open the lid after closing for a few seconds. But not when I suspend from the session menu.

Still the battery on my Dell inspiron N5110 is always empty when I get back to it after closing the lid.

'Why?' is my question.

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Why do you think that it doesn't suspend? What does it do? Does it turn of the screen? What about the LEDs? The battery can empty quite fast also in suspend mode. – lumbric Apr 15 '12 at 11:53
The battery shouldn't empty so fast after closing the lid, it didn't on windows. – AWE Apr 15 '12 at 11:56
What is "so fast"? I guess lumbric's point is that how do you know it's not a battery problem, for example? So here's a test you can do. Get super close to the laptop and kind of underneath so that when you lift the lid a bit, you can see if the screen is off and flickers on. Also, does it suspend properly when you select that option from the session menu? – Chan-Ho Suh Apr 15 '12 at 12:21
This question appears to be abandoned, if you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, please flag the question explaining that. :) – Seth Dec 30 '12 at 18:24
Yes, question seems abandoned, however, I think the lid sensor isn't being detected in Ubuntu for this notebook. Can AWE verify this by running watch -n 1 'upower -d | grep lid-' and closing/opening the lid a few times and posting the output? – gertvdijk Dec 30 '12 at 18:47

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