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Having a Samsung N230 Storm netbook runnning ubuntu 12.04 As I want to use only external devices (VGA Display, USB Keyboard, USB Mouse) and have the netbook acting as a "desktop" most of the time, I have the display closed.

When hitting the "On button" (even so its more a switch that I have to move slightly) nothing happens. The system is not powering up. As I was running Windows 7 Starter before moving to ubuntu with the same hardware being plugged and it was working (and I have not changed anything in the BIOS) I must assume, that it is a setting within ubuntu that I got wrong.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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Open Power settings and change the setting for When the lid is closed to do nothing.

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