[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#542238: Bug#542238: xfce4-power-manager: ignores suspend and hibernate keys

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Aug 18 15:50:12 UTC 2009

On mar, 2009-08-18 at 16:38 +0100, Matthew Foulkes wrote:
> Package: xfce4-power-manager
> Version: 0.8.2-1
> Severity: normal
> Suspend and hibernate work on my Thinkpad R61 using pm-utils and using
> the xfce4-power-manager GUI in xfce4, but the sleep (Fn-F4) and
> hibernate (Fn-F12) buttons on the keyboard do not work.

I have a T61 so a very similar setup. Suspend key (Fn+F4) does work
fine, hibernate doesn't. I mean, it's not detected, so I can select the
action in the preferences. You can see upstream bug about this at

Basically, it doesn't appear in lshal, that's why it's not taken by
xfpm. You might want to check if same thing happens for you for the Fn
+F4 key.

> "lshal -m" reports
>   09:15:11.876: computer_logicaldev_input_6 condition ButtonPressed = sleep
>   09:15:14.277: computer_logicaldev_input_6 condition ButtonPressed = hibernate

Same here, lshal -m correctly reports the event, but the (hibernate)
button doesn't appear in lshal.

> I see the same symptoms when using powerdevil in kde4, so the problem
> may lie at a lower level of the system. If this bug should have been
> filed against a different package, please let me know which one.

Basically, it seems to lie in hal. Before reassigning, could you attach
the result of lshal so we can check?


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