Bug#919694: elogind triggers ACPI suspend on laptop lid close, contrary to prior acpi-support configuration

Zygo Blaxell zblaxell at quark.hungrycats.org
Fri Jan 18 16:18:27 GMT 2019

Source: elogind
Version: 239.3-4+debian1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

I installed elogind on a laptop because it was a dependency of other
packages.  When I attempted to use the laptop in a docking station
with the lid closed, it immediately and repeatedly went into suspend,
despite my prior configuration of acpi-support to not take any action
on lid close.

Using inotifywatch I found that elogind was the process that wrote
the suspend command to /sys/power/state.  Purging the elogind package
resolves the issue (and also doesn't require removing the package I
intended to install).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.6
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable'), (189, 'testing'), (179, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.14.91-zb64+ (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

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