Whenever I close my laptop's lid, it locks and I have to enter my password to get it to resume. In my power settings, I have selected "Do nothing" for the option "When lid is closed" for both "On battery power" and "When plugged in" state.

What's going on?

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    I think the problem might be confusion over what the terms "suspend" and "resume" means. "Suspends" means your computer goes into sleep mode. "Resume" means waking it up. What you mean is that you need to enter your password to unlock the screen. I think you're just referring to the screensaver coming on and locking the screen, which is a different setting than the ones you're looking at. May 3, 2012 at 9:03
  • Yeah, I probably worded that wrong. My main concern is that it requires to be resumed at all. I want absolutely nothing to happen when I close the lid. How can I do this?
    – Wut
    May 3, 2012 at 9:08
  • Look under screensaver settings. Uncheck the option to lock the screen. May 3, 2012 at 9:14
  • I looked through everything under System Settings and there doesn't seem to be any other settings like this besides some settings under "Power" and "Brightness and Lock", which I've set to my desired outcome.
    – Wut
    May 3, 2012 at 9:21
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Possible workaround: In System Settings > Brightness and Lock switch off 'Lock'. The downside is that your system also cannot lock anymore after a set time.




I think completing the bug report from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-power-manager/+bug/995840/ might get this fixed. Thanks!


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