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I decided to use my Eee PC 1001HA as a home server. I have it connected through Wi-Fi to the router, running Ubuntu Server 12.04. Everything works fine except this annoying problem:

when I close the lid, the ssh server stops working and, I guess, wlan0 too.

Tried the BIOS and nothing, no option about the lid. My wlan0 is a RaLink RT3090.

Tried ls -lrt /var/log between lid derivatives, but I can't understand those satanic logs. I can share them if needed.

pm-powersave.log seems to be updated between lid movements. So I guess I've to disable this "powersave" service. Can I do this? I don't mind if the server runs all day.

Remember that there is no UI, this is a netbook with a lid and its connected to the ac adapter.

edit: This is just a workaround but I am able to click the power-button and close the lid quickly. This way the server boots normally and connects to the wireless network automatically. (found here)

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Try: sudo nano /etc/default/acpi-support –  user164045 Jun 3 '13 at 7:46
    
The answers at this location helped me - askubuntu.com/questions/360615/… –  Sepero Jun 4 at 15:34

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Everything stops working because...the laptop goes to sleep! (suspend mode).

To stop, just disable the ACPI lid-button event.

Edit /etc/acpi/event/lidbtn and comment out the bottom two lines:

  # /etc/acpi/events/lidbtn
  # Called when the user closes or opens the lid
  event=button[ /]lid  # comment this out with a # at the beginning
  action=/etc/acpi/lid.sh # same here 

Reboot, and that should be it.

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Hi izx, I dont have that file. My "/etc/acpi/" has one file "powerbtn". And the "/etc/acpi/events" has another file with same name: "powerbtn" –  Funenga May 25 '12 at 5:54

I think setting the SUSPEND_METHODS="none" in /etc/default/acpi-support, does the same thing

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just to confirm, 14.04 LTS Server user here on a Dell X100e.

sudo apt-get install acpi-support
sudo vi /etc/default/acpi-support and setting SUSPEND_METHODS="none"
sudo /etc/init.d/acpid restart

Instantly able to close lid, no issues.

Just posting to confirm the previous posters' solution as the only fix needed. No need (currently) to do anything else in addition to this.

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This worked for me - my Ubuntu Server install didn't have /etc/acpi/event/lidbtn either, but I installed the acpi-support package and then it showed up.

The package installs a whole bunch of other X11 related packages but doesn't enable graphical mode, don't worry.

Once I commented the last two lines as above then my laptop stayed running with the lid closed.

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I am using 14.04 LTS with ASUS EEE.

The solution by Stephan above didn't work for me. However, this answer worked.

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