I am running Ubuntu 12 on a 5 year old Sony Vaio laptop. The battery is totally shot and does not even register anymore, so I am using it as a desktop instead, with an external monitor. Unfortunately, I have to keep the laptop lid open.
I tried changing the power setting to
Do nothing when the lid is closed, but the system does not respect that setting.
I am wondering if this is related to my dysfunctional battery. If anyone knows how I can overcome this problem?