I have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my dell e5440. What I'm trying to do is to make my computer suspend when I close the lid when I'm plugged in and hibernate when on battery power.

What I've managed so far is to override the power settings to hibernate when I close the lid.


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    Jul 31, 2015 at 23:12

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Install gnome-tweak-tool by:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Hit Super key/Windows key and search for Tweak Tool. Go to 'Power' options and change the behavior as you wish.

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  • This is is for gnome exclusively or does this cover Unity as well?
    – Alex
    Jul 30, 2015 at 18:53
  • It suspends the computer although I told it to hibernate on battery power, do I need to do something more? I looked into the power options and it is blank for the spot of close lid on battery
    – narwhal
    Jul 30, 2015 at 21:16

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