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How can I tell Ubuntu to do nothing when I close my laptop lid?

In the office I use my notebook with an external 22" monitor. So I don't need the notebooks lcd and I would like to simply close the lid. But everytime I do this Ubuntu switches the resolution. How can I avoid this?

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What graphic card do you have? It depends on the card, which tool you can use. –  bdr529 Apr 6 '11 at 10:26
    
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (Thinkpad SL 300) –  zehrer Apr 7 '11 at 10:06
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Try this answer to see if it helps: askubuntu.com/questions/15520/… –  justis Jun 27 '11 at 0:44
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Justis in the commets section:

Try this answer to see if it helps: How can I tell Ubuntu to do nothing when I close my laptop lid?

This will probably be your best answer

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