Bug 222819 - pm-powersave fails due to dir permissons
pm-powersave fails due to dir permissons
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pm-utils (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 2007-01-16 07:49 EST by Simon Goodall
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-23 08:15:40 EST
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Description Simon Goodall 2007-01-16 07:49:18 EST
Description of problem:
When executing "pm-powersave true" it fails with the message:

You do not have write access to /proc/sys/vm/

ls -l for /proc/sys/vm shows:

dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Jan 16 12:44 vm

however, ls -l within /proc/sys/vm shows e.g;

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Jan 16 12:47 laptop_mode

So pm-powersave *could* still write to the files if it had the correct check for
being able to write there.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run pm-powersave true
Actual results:
error: You do not have write access to /proc/sys/vm/

Expected results:
output: **SetLowPower ON

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Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2007-01-23 08:15:40 EST
Fixed in latest version.

Read ya, Phil

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