Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140667
suspend to APM doesn't work because of root permissions
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
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Description of problem:
Other bugs have pointed out that the battery applet's default suspend
command is /usr/bin/apm -s which doesn't work for ACPI systems.
I would also like to point out that it doesn't work for APM systems
Bug #1: silent failure. Should at least give some diagnostic results
to the user so you know that something went wrong.
Bug #2: Testing "/usr/bin/amp -s" in a shell demonstrates the
problem, as it returns "apm: Operation not permitted". Some other
command is required, OR, perhaps apm has its permissions set too
(it's possible to make it work by typing "sudo /usr/bin/amp -s")
Besides suggesting that these elements should be repaired for a better
"out of box" experience, can you suggest a specific workaround or fix?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system with APM
2. Try the suspend feature in the battery applet. Doesn't work.
3. Try the suspend command in a shell. Doesn't work.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 121061 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.