Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 185109
gnome-power-manager tries to suspend the system ever 30 minutes
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:50:15 EDT
On a fresh install of 3/09/2006's rawhide on PPC the system will try to suspend
every 30 minutes due to system inactivity. This seems to be reading the setting
from when to blank the display, not suspend the system. I'm running a test to
see if it happens on !ppc, won't know for another 20 minutes or so.
Can post the output of
gconftool-2 -R /apps/gnome-power-manager
and any relevent log messages to this report?
gconftool-2 outputs nothing.
Log entry is:
gnome-power-manager: Suspending computer because the system state is idle
n/m, I forgot -R
use_icon_for_desktops = false
check_type_cpu = true
can_hibernate = true
ac_sleep_display = 1800
battery_brightness = 50
action_button_power = interactive
lock_on_hibernate = true
battery_sleep_computer = 1200
action_ac_button_lid = blank
lock_on_suspend = true
dim_on_idle = true
lock_on_blank_screen = true
notify_hal_error = true
ac_brightness = 100
use_time_for_policy = true
notify_fully_charged = true
display_icon_policy = always
action_button_suspend = suspend
action_sleep_type = suspend
notify_ac_adapter = true
ac_sleep_computer = 0
battery_sleep_display = 300
action_battery_button_lid = suspend
can_suspend = true
action_button_hibernate = hibernate
action_battery_critical = shutdown
check_type_net = true
lock_use_screensaver_settings = true
I'm not sure that it is reading the wrong value -- is your inactivity value in
gnome-screensaver-preferences set to 10 minutes by any chance?
The inactivity slider in g-p-m waits for the inactive signal from g-s (default
10 minutes I think) and then starts it's internal countdown (in your case 20
minutes) -- so you get 30 minutes total. g-s decides that the session is idle,
g-p-m decides that the "computer" is idle.
Maybe we should add that to the yelp help, or maybe just start the sliders at
the value set by gnome-screensaver.
Why would g-p-m be trying to suspend it though? The preferences for g-p-m state
that it should never sleep.
Hmm... good question. Is your g-s idle setting set to 30 minutes? We might be
taking the value of 0 to mean "no time", rather than "never".
I'll have to look at the gnome-screensaver slider. It is what we do by default
on Fedora, which is probably 10 minutes. gnome-power-manager setting for
putting the display to sleep is 30, and the system to sleep is Never. Of note,
this only seems to happen on ppc, a g4 mini mac.
>Of note, this only seems to happen on ppc, a g4 mini mac.
Odd.. we treat the dpms stuff exactly the same. Are you sure something else
might not be triggering the dpms, say something like an xsetting or the monitor
Theoretically it could be the LCD, I can disconnect the LCD all together and see
if it still triggers. I don't think it is any xsetting, I certianly haven't set
Can't duplicate this anymore.