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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Aug 19 15:19:05 UTC 2009

On mer, 2009-08-19 at 16:19 +0100, Matthew Foulkes wrote:
> Pulling out the power cable makes no difference. xfpm notices that the
> computer is on battery, but Fn-F4 still does nothing. Mystifying. One
> possible difference is that "input-events" is running as root. Could it
> be a permissions issue? I am a member of the powerdev group and have
> just added myself to the polkituser group, but with no effect.

I don't think so. I mean, in that case if wouldn't work when you select
“Suspend” in xfpm tray icon menu. Make sure that, when running
input-events, it's xfpm which receive the event and put the laptop in
suspend to ram (it should be noted in the debug log).

Maybe check with polkit-auth and ck-list-sessions just to be sure you
have the rights to do what you want but I don't think it's the problem.

I really think xfpm is not receiving the key press in the general case,
and fail to understand why it does when input-events is running (unless,
maybe something else usualy grabs the input device and prevents that? Do
you use something else like tpb?)


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