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Laptop resarts when lid is closed

Postby Xlayer2006 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:27 pm

I'm running an HP Pavilion zv5000, (two?)Pentium4 3.00GHz, 512 ram and i believe an ati graphics processor with Linux Mint 8 Helena - Main Edition. When I close the laptop lid or press the lid button one/several times, mint shuts down real quick and goes to a text based login for half a second and then the computer restarts. Sometimes when it restarts this way it seems to start without turning the screen on requiring a manual turn off and restart from the power button. The reason I don't think it's a hardware issue (at least not 100% anyway) is because I can push the lid button from startup to my hearts content and it won't have that effect until mint is fully loaded on the desktop. I also don't remember having that issue with windows (it would shut the laptop down for no apparent reason! :roll: )

I was just wondering if anyone might know whats going on and whether it's software or hardware related. Thanks!

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Re: Laptop resarts when lid is closed

Postby Mechageo » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:54 pm


This happens to me on my Thinkpad X40. It happens whenever the Reed Switch is activated.
I've seen this happen on Windows XP as well. There doesn't seem to be a way for the OS to realise that the Reed Switch has lost contact once it's made contact. This doesn't happen on my Dell Inspiron 1701, which behaves normally - turning off the screen when closed and restoring it when opened.

Edit - I'm on Linux Mint 8 Main Edition too.

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