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FS#73942 - [upower] Laptop screen no longer turned off when lid is closed and docked

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Nick Tindall (nicktee) - Thursday, 24 February 2022, 09:51 GMT
Last edited by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Saturday, 26 February 2022, 15:05 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 9
Private No


Description: On my Dell precision 5540, after upgrading upower from (0.99.15-1 -> 0.99.16-1), the laptop display stays active when the lid is closed and the laptop is docked. Previously it would turn off and when I went into display settings only the two monitors connected to the dock would show.

Additional info:
* package version(s): 0.99.16-1
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

Reproducible on Xorg and Wayland session

/proc/acpi/button/lid/LID0/state shows correct state, so lid closing is detected

Downgrading to 0.99.15-1 solves the problem

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start laptop
2. Plug into dock
3. Wait for dock connected screens to come on
4. Close laptop lid

Expected: laptop display is no longer active
Actual: laptop display stays active
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Saturday, 26 February 2022, 15:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  upower 0.99.16-2
Comment by Mark Blakeney (bulletmark) - Thursday, 24 February 2022, 11:49 GMT
Same happens for me on Dell XPS 13 9300 after upgrade upower 0.99.15-1 -> 0.99.16-1. Downgrade fixes it.
Comment by Bimon Bedel (holterdipolterdi) - Thursday, 24 February 2022, 16:35 GMT
Same here on Lenovo Thinkpad t460s!
Comment by eggzaile (eggzaile) - Thursday, 24 February 2022, 19:40 GMT
Had to revert to version 0.99.15-1.
As soon as you upgrade to 0.99.16 , the "lid close actions" dissapear from this menu:
That's why both my laptops stopped suspending or shutting down. Those options are not there anymore
Comment by Mark Blakeney (bulletmark) - Thursday, 24 February 2022, 22:59 GMT Comment by Mandeep Sangwan (mandeepsan) - Friday, 25 February 2022, 04:10 GMT
Same here on Latitude 5500 with GNOME.
Comment by Randy R (kagetora13) - Friday, 25 February 2022, 04:37 GMT
I also confirmed this issue on a Thinkpad T450 and T470s when using upower 0.99.16-1 in Gnome with Wayland.

As recommended, I downgraded to upower 0.99.15-1 and every time I closed my laptop LCD my external monitor automatically became the primary screen in Gnome.
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Friday, 25 February 2022, 10:03 GMT