[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#680443: Bug#680443: Prevents shutdown with useless error message

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Jul 5 21:39:34 UTC 2012

forwarded 680443 https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9090

On jeu., 2012-07-05 at 23:03 +0200, Enrico Zini wrote:
> Package: xfce4-power-manager
> Version: 1.0.11-2
> Severity: normal
> Hello,
> today I tried to suspend my laptop as usual but got this message:
>   "An application is currently disabling the automatic sleep, doing this
>   action now may damage the working state of this application, are you
>   sure you want to hibernate the system?" yes/no

This is the “inhibit” system. Unfortunately, yes, the application name
(and the reason) is not displayed. Usually it's something like a media
player but it might be anything else using the dbus inhibit interface.
> I couldn't see any application running that may want to do that, but
> besides, it is *ridiculous* that I am not told which application is
> preventing suspend.
> I then tried pressing 'Yes', the screen locked, but the laptop did not
> suspend.

Well, then that's not xfpm fault. xfpm just asked upower to sleep (even
though some application asked not too). Then it failed, but that's out
of xfpm hands.

> Now try imagining this situation, say, when you need to leave home to
> run to the train station, with your laptop, planning to continue your
> work on the train.
> Severity is set to normal, but there should be a new category for this
> sort of things. You should not let users like me pick the name for it,
> though.

To be honest, I'm not sure you should report bug like that then. I don't
like that tone, to be honest. It didn't exactly make me feel like
working on your problems.

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