[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#603325: Bug#603325: suspend and hibernate options disabled with no apparent recourse

Josip Rodin joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net
Sat Nov 13 00:34:39 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 12:52:40AM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On sam., 2010-11-13 at 00:31 +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > 
> > As the subject says, these two options are simply disabled on my laptop,
> > which can actually hibernate just fine with 'sudo hibernate'.
> Which has nothing to do with that, anyway. If you click on the ???logout???
> button, are suspend/hibernate greyed too? What about shutdown/restart?

No, they aren't, but I haven't tested them lately...

> > Googling indicates xfce4-power-manager might need something like policykit
> > to figure this out, but this isn't properly expressed anywhere, neither on
> > runtime (no explanatory or warning messages) nor in the package dependencies
> > or documentation.
> No, xfpm 0.8.5 only uses hal and not upower and consolekit/policykit,
> iirc. Can you check everything is setup correctly as told
> in /usr/share/doc/xfce4-session/README.Debian?

I start X using plain 'startx', and I have

% cat .xsession
exec xfce4-session

According to that readme, which I had no tangible reason to check until you
just told me :) this file is used:

% dpkg -S /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90consolekit
consolekit: /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90consolekit

So I guess I do need that stuff.

I just logged out and restarted X, to make sure this got activated, and
xfpm no longer disables the hibernate option. Yay.
I'll test it in a minute...

> Is is consistent accross various sessions? Reboots?

Yes, the button stopped working after one semi-random squeeze upgrade...

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