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Lid closing on ThinkPad x120e

A fresh install of Arch on the laptop with 8GB of memory 20GB of swap. Suspends fine, but SLiM would be blocked upon opening the lid (no mouse, keyboard doesn't react). The following did fix it, but probably someone more knowledgeable about this topic should look into it:

{ sleep 2; DISPLAY=:0.0 su -c - rasha /usr/bin/slimlock; } & /usr/sbin/pm-suspend

I'm not sure if all that is necessary, and probably won't be checking, but it did seem that there's a race condition between pm-suspend and the locking event if done as shown in the article.


Q: Can someone add a section about this? Is it an alternative to ACPID?

A: No it's actually a kernel thread that is running due to an acpi module that is loaded into the kernel, like "thermal" or "battery". You can use the kernel argument noacpi in grub to disable acpi in the kernel. --VitaminJ 05:33, 18 February 2011 (EST)

Screen Blanking

Q: How do you keep the screen blanked when an external mouse is plugged in? Screen will blank when lid is closed, but if you move the mouse it will light up again and you'll see the light coming through the cracks. --VitaminJ 05:32, 18 February 2011 (EST)