Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 720824
xfce4-power-manager ignores user options
Last modified: 2011-07-13 18:03:14 EDT
On my laptop, I want that, when the lid closed, neither suspension nor hibernation take place. Towards this end, I select "Do nothing" when the lid closes (both for AC and for Battery). Notwithstanding, my laptop goes into sleep/hibernation mode when I close its lid.
Thanks in advance,
Paul, thanks for submitting this bug report.
Lets try to debug the issue: First of all make sure there is only xfce4-power-manager running. Please give me the output of the command
ps -A | grep power
Does the laptop still suspend if you run
before you close the lid?
Thanks, Christoph, for your reply -- it was most useful to isolate the source of the problem.
Gnome-power-manager and xfce4-power-manager were running simultaneously! After having removed gnome-power-manager, the reported problem became fixed. Thus, I think this bug report can be closed.
Hi Paul, thanks for the quick feedback.
I already was thinking of something like this. The particular problem with gnome-power-manager is that in GNOME 3 / Fedora 15 you can no longer configure what happens if you close the lid, g-p-m will just suspend the machine. As you can see on http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2011/02/02/is-gnome-3-going-to-melt-your-laptop many people are not happy with this decision. However you can still change the behavior with gnome-tweak-tool if you like to continue with g-p-m.
I have an - only partly - related question: Do the brightness keys work for you when g-p-m is not running?
> I already was thinking of something like this. The particular problem with
> gnome-power-manager is that in GNOME 3 / Fedora 15 you can no longer configure
> what happens if you close the lid, g-p-m will just suspend the machine. As you
> can see on
> many people are not happy with this decision. However you can still change the
> behavior with gnome-tweak-tool if you like to continue with g-p-m.
Fortunately, I can dispense with the g-p-m!
> I have an - only partly - related question: Do the brightness keys work for you
> when g-p-m is not running?
If you mean
Fn key + Up arrow key
Fn key + Down arrow key
they appear to have no effect at all.
Same problem here. They work with g-p-m, however not with x-p-m. I need to look into that and keep you updated. But this a different issue, so I am going to close this one now.