*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1280300 ***
This is a really bad issue, and frankly makes Linux security look like a
bit of a joke. This is what I did to get around it for the suspend key
on my desktop:
1. Use dconf-editor to change the button-suspend action at org>cinnamon
>settings-daemon>plugins>power to 'nothing' (you could also amend lid-
close-ac-action and lid-close-bettery-action as well if you're using a
2. Save the following script to a convenient location (also works with
3. Use the System Settings app to create a custom keybinding for the
sleep key that points to my script.
After this it behaves as it should. You can see the lock screen pop up
briefly before it goes to sleep, which is reassuring.
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