Closed Laptop Lid Prevents Use

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Bob Holloway, User (Posts: 1)

Jan 22, 2019 5:17:56 am EST

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I just recently stated using Remote Utilities.  My situation is that I wish to manage a router from a remote location so I use a WiFi connected laptop PC located close to the router and then use Remote Utilities to access the PC.  In this situation I would like the laptop lid to be closed and  for the configuration to be unaffected by the laptop being rebooted. Most of this I have achieved but in the process I have found that two different laptops have different characteristics. An Acer laptop required me to set the "Use legacy capture mode" while an Fujitsu one did not.  I had major problems with the Firefox display being distorted and had to use Chrome instead.  I am using Remote Utilities - Agent.  So it looks like the issues are both hardware and software related.  Happy to provide more detail if needed.

Conrad Sallian, Support (Posts: 2591)

Jan 22, 2019 9:29:25 am EST

Hello Bob,

For persistent unattended access we would recommend that you install Host rather than run Agent.

said, User (Posts: 1)

Mar 16, 2020 12:34:22 pm EDT

Support level: Free or trial
I found the following solution which works perfectly on my Acer Laptop:
Make sure that your Laptop lid is open while you do this!

"Here are the steps:

1.    Open Device Manager (search it in the Start menu).
2.    In "System devices" find "ACPI lid".
3.    Open "ACPI lid" properties, and go to the "Driver" tab.
4.    Sel ect "Update driver".
5.    Choose "Browse my computer for driver software" and "Let me pick.."
6.    Uncheck "Show compatible hardware".
7.    In "Manufacturer" select "(Standard system devices)", or in Windows 8 and 10, choose Microsoft as the manufacturer - different place, but the hack still works
8.    For model, select "Volume manager".
9.    Restart the system and it works!"

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Polina, Support (Posts: 1175)

Mar 17, 2020 12:15:40 pm EDT


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