Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452917
power manager repeatedly displays cryptic error message
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:56:20 EST
Description of problem:
After upgrading my Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop to Fedora 9, the Power Manager
2.22.1 program repeatedly displays a cryptic error message about sleep mode not
working due to a running program. After a second or two it vanishes (usually
after it's been there just long enough to see but not long enough to read the
full message). After a minute or two it re-appears again. The error message
displayed starts "your laptop will not sleep if you shut the lid..." it goes on
to say something about a program that's running which is causing the problem but
doesn't name the program or offer any advice on how to fix the problem. (sorry I
haven't managed to write down the full text of the error yet).
It does offer a "don't show me this message again" clicker but I'd rather fix
the problem than hide the error messages.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.22.1
How reproducible: 100% of the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 9 on a Dell Inspiron 8600
3. Log in
4. Stare at GNOME desktop a few minutes
Actual results: Power Manager error messages start popping up
Expected results: desktop sits there looking pretty
I've done no customization of any kind. I literally just inserted the DVD,
installed, and rebooted. I've rebooted a few times since and the message still
I'm pretty sure I didn't select the right component in bugzilla because it
doesn't list Power Manager, which is pretty clearly what the about dialog says
this thing is called. The component list shows a "powerman" and a "powermanga"
but no "power manager". Might want to update either the bugzilla listing or the
power manager about page to show the correct name.
Reassigning to Gnome-Power-Manager
I noticed bug 446510 that says package manager interferes with the ability of a
laptop to suspend without warning the user. I wonder if this could be related to
the cryptic power manager errors I'm seeing?
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