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i3 exits when closing laptop lid

asked 2014-07-30 12:10:19 +0000

anonymous user


I've updated from Xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and I would get random i3 crushes with lightlocker. After disabling lightlocker, I noticed that i3 would exit cleanly every time I closed the lid, with the following message:

i3: No usable outputs available

I've never seen this before, any clues as to what it might be ?

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It seems that closing the lid turns off not only the backlight but the whole display. Is there any file in `/etc/acpi/event` that has *lid* in its name or mentions *lid* in it on your laptop?

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2014-07-31 13:45:14 +0000 )edit

I only have directory called `/etc/acpi/events`, not `/etc/acpi/event`. There is no file that mentions a lid, the only (somewhat) relevant file I can see is lenovo-undock

Bogos gravatar imageBogos ( 2014-07-31 21:27:14 +0000 )edit

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answered 2015-03-17 01:37:05 +0000

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I've had this issue also;

Everything was fine with Xubuntu 13, the upgrade to 14.04 causes i3 to crash each time the lid is closed. This is on a thinkpad R500.

no mention of lid it /etc/acpi/events, although acpi_listen Does register the lid opening and closing.

My presumption is that normally closing the lid would send a SIGSTOP much akin to what was alluded to in issue #1489 and #926.

I'd like to see what /etc/acpi/events/lid would look like normally, and what scripts it calls

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