Bug 427515 - suspend button works only once
suspend button works only once
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-04 06:30 EST by Éric Brunet
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:54 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 22:58:51 EDT
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Description Éric Brunet 2008-01-04 06:30:00 EST
Description of problem:

When I hit the "go to sleep" key combo (Fn-Esc), it works only the first time. 
After resume, it doesn't work anymore. The problem is almost surely with 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

fully up-to-date fedora 7, with kpowersave-0.7.3-1. Everything works fine if I 
downgrade to kpowersave-0.7.2-1.

How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot
2. Suspend (with fn+esc) and resume 
3. Try again.
Actual results:

Doesn't work the second time

Expected results:

should work (Duh. These fields are really annoying.)

Additional info:

Laptop is a Dell D430. Suspend works if I hit the "suspend to ram" menu entry 
in the kpowersave applet. When I press fn+esc and nothing happens, the 
keyboard event is correctly logged in /var/log/acpid:
   received event "button/sleep SBTN 00000080 00000022"
   notifying client 2301[68:68]
   notifying client 2452[0:0]
   completed event "button/sleep SBTN 00000080 00000022"
(2301 is hald-addon-acpi, 2452 is X)

If I kill kpowersave and restart it, the fn+esc key combo works again. But 
only once.

I notice that, at a successfull suspend/resume (either the first time I hit 
fn+esc, either by using the menu entry), the acpi daemon sends in quick 
succession an event ac_adapter AC and an event battery BAT0. (This is a quirk, 
as the laptop ius unplugged during the whole operation). When trying to notify 
its clients, it realizes that X is no longer listening ("client has 
deconnected") and notify its other client (hald). Then, just after, X 
reconnects to the acpid daemon. Just to make sure perfectly clear, when I hit 
fn+esc the second time, the X server is correctly identified as a acpid 
Comment 1 Éric Brunet 2008-01-06 10:09:41 EST
As suggested by the bug repport at


I compiled and installed an hal-0.5.10 on my fedora 7, and it fixed the 
problem. So pushing a new version of hal on fedora 7 is probably the simplest 
way to go.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 11:13:54 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 22:58:49 EDT
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