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I can't figure out how to get Ubuntu 11.10 to suspend when idle from a lightdm login screen. I've found methods to do this from gdm, but even those reference configuration files that aren't present in 11.10.

EXAMPLE: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1559941

I'm pulling my hair out, and I don't have much left!

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Mar 10 '12 at 15:26

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Closed as too localized? It's got two upvotes and favourited twice so there's obviously some interest. Please reopen in case someone has an answer that they would like to provide. –  Richard Ayotte Apr 27 '12 at 1:04
I'll just answer in a comment for now because this question is currently closed. sudo apt-get install sleepd The default is 10 minutes of inactivity. You can change the defaults by editing /etc/defaults/sleepd. Set the PARAMS with -u [number of seconds]. Check out the manpage for more options. –  Richard Ayotte Apr 27 '12 at 1:46
Hey, thanks for the response! I had given up on this and forgotten about it. Cheers! –  Bob Valiant Oct 27 '12 at 17:39
The sleepd method was a huge win in our dormitory as we moved from single user to ldap. (The machines just hanged on lightdm for hours) –  gajdipajti Jan 30 '13 at 17:23

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