[CentOS] Laptop turns off after lid closed Centos6

Fri Mar 3 10:52:32 UTC 2017
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On 03/02/2017 09:08 AM, david wrote:
> Folks
> I have a laptop which i am using temporarily as a test server.
> It is permanently plugged in. It is running Centos 6, command
> line only. In the past, I could close the lid, thereby turning
> off the display, but not turning off the machine. It remained
> running indefinitely.

a laptop makes a nice 24/7/365 server.

using 'extend battery pack' or 'oem' pack?

> A recent update (this past week) changed that behavior. Now,
> when I close the lid, the laptop turns itself off within an hour.

you need a battery manager/monitor program to set up lid switch.

or use a 'script' to switch.

any settings in bios config?

> A google search talks about tools like "upower" and apcitool,
> but a "yum search" does not locate them.

yum knows where to 'look for what' in directory /etc/yum.repos.d

have a look at:   http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/
     then read:   http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Faq

> Is there a way to revert back to the previous behavior?

get a battery manager, do not 'roll back'.

  oem manual?


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