Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 175829
battery applet suspend fails
Last modified: 2012-06-20 12:18:06 EDT
Description of problem:
Right-click on the battery applet and select "Suspend Computer..." does not
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Battery Charge Monitor 2.8.0 from gnome-applets-2.8.0-5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right-click on the battery applet and select "Suspend Computer..."
Error pop-up window, title "Error" and text "The Suspend command '/usr/bin/apm
-s was unsuccessful."
Machine suspends to RAM
Sony Vaio S2XP. "echo mem > /sys/power/state" works perfectly.
Given the explicit mention of ACPI suspend on the RHEL "Features and Benefits"
page (http://www.redhat.com/en_us/USA/rhel/details/features/), I suspected that
the use of APM here was just a mistake in the default configuration of the
battery applet, requiring a one-line fix. However, I can't find any command
equivalent. I'm going to try out the acpitool from Fedora Extras, and will
report back if it works.
[From the "Features and Benefits" page:
"Advanced configuration and power interface: Support for the ACPI standard
enables a wide range of power management capabilities (battery monitoring,
automated power down, suspend), and provides a foundation for increasingly
sophisticated features in the future."
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