Run laptop with the lid closed

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Edit the /etc/systemd/logind.conf file, and change the following lines: HandleLidSwitch=ignore HandleLidSwitchExternalPower=ignore HandleLidSwitchDocked=ignore Then restart the service: sudo systemctl restart systemd-logind.service

Turn off laptop screen automatically

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Edit the /etc/default/grub file adding the following to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX variable: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="consoleblank=300" # turn off the screen after 5 minutes Then update grub: sudo update-grub