Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215822
gnome-power-manager shut down a machine when it was supposed to ask
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:48:00 EST
Description of problem:
In 'gnome-power-preferences' panel, under "General", a default choice
of action "When power button is pressed" is "Ask me". So I pressed
that power button. In /var/log/acpid I see
received event "button/power PWRF 00000080 00000001"
notifying client 2380[68:68]
notifying client 2519[0:0]
executing action "/bin/ps awwux | /bin/grep gnome-power-manager | /bin/grep -qv
grep || /sbin/shutdown -h now"
BEGIN HANDLER MESSAGES
END HANDLER MESSAGES
action exited with status 0
completed event "button/power PWRF 00000080 00000001"
so the event was apparently handed back to gnome-power-manager but nobody
asked anything . When I hold a power button a bit longer then a machine
performed a regular shutdown still without asking anything at all.
Maybe the later action is not that surprising.
If "Ask me" happens to be yet inoperational than it likely should be
disabled as one of possibilities instead of beeing a default.
BTW - an awful and racy way to check for a gnome-power-manager
process in acpid action.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I think that acpid check just checks if gnome-power-manager is running, and if
it is, then lets g-p-m do the action. What does g-p-m do when you press the
> What does g-p-m do when you press the power button?
How does it matter? I reported that a script attached to some
"action" is incorrect (although it will usually work as expected);
not mentioning that needlessly complicated. g-p-m is entirely
But if you really want to know what g-p-m did then look at
bug 215822. It appears that actually nothing or at least not
what was advertised.
I am sorry. Scratch comment #2. I mixed that with bug 215824.
Going back to a question from comment #1 what gnome-power-manager
did is exactly the gist of this report and I have to admit
that I do not understand your question.
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I just tried on F8 installation in a session with where
gnome-power-manager was configured "Ask me" on a power button
pressed. When I actually did that then it immediately turned off
a screen, fret around for a while, and kicked me back to a login
screen (lit up at that moment). A subsequent check in /var/log/messages
revealed the following from gnome-power-manager:
"GNOME interactive logout because the power button has been pressed".
This, BTW, is none of choices shown on GUI.
Pretty strange way of "asking" if you will ask me.
Somebody set on this NEEDINFO flag? What info? See comment #5.
Sorry about the mistake. Changing to ASSIGNED
Maybe a related problem, in Fedora Rawhide (Preview Release for F10) I set g-p-m to suspend when pressing the power button. But instead it shuts my laptop down...
System -> Preferences -> System -> Power Management -> [General] -> When the power button is pressed: [Suspend]
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