[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#688598: Bug#688598: xfce4-power-manager: Notification icon actions are not configurable

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Sep 25 16:46:16 UTC 2012

On mar., 2012-09-25 at 16:37 +0200, José Salavert Torres wrote:
> El 25/09/12 15:33, Yves-Alexis Perez escribió: 
> > On mar., 2012-09-25 at 15:21 +0200, José Salavert Torres wrote:
> > > 1) There are two scripts to suspend from console: "pm-suspend" and
> > > "pm-suspend-hybrid" , both in package pm-utils.
> > > 
> > > When I suspend using xfpm using the notification area icon, I have
> > > found that the "pm-suspend" script is called by default .
> > > That script does not work on my machine, but if I rename
> > > pm-suspend-hybrid to pm-suspend the suspend process using xfpm works
> > > again.
> > Note that pm-suspend-hybrid is just suspending after taking a ram
> > snapshot for hibernation. So what you really means, I guess, is that
> > suspend fails while hibernation works, and that's an issue in your
> > kernel (or X drivers or something).
> pm-suspend-hybrid is just suspending my device, not hibernating, and you can not unplug the laptop using this method.
> This suspend method is an hybrid. The wake up process is also way faster than full hibernation (seconds vs about a minute or more).

That looks really weird. You might want to investigate exactly what
pm-suspend-hybrid is doing, and report a bug against pm-utils.
> > > But renaming a file is not a user friendly way of selecting the
> > > suspend method.
> > > 
> > > Maybe it would be possible to allow the user to select the suspend
> > > method (pm-suspend or pm-suspend-hybrid) in the applet, is there only
> > > one kind of dbus suspend call available?
> > > If so maybe we should notify this to upower package mantainer.
> > A quick look in dbus methods offered by upower shows that it only have
> > suspend() and hibernate(), yes.
> How should I notify then the upower mantainers, should I open another
> bug?
> How can we involve them in this discussion?

You can clone the bug and reassign the clone to the upower package, I
guess. Or just reassign this one, since it's not really a problem in
xfpm here.

> > > 2) This is a wish. I would like to setup the xfpm to suspend my
> > > computer when plugged and hybernate when running on batteries. Is this
> > > possible?
> > Well, you can configure various options for when you're on AC and when
> > you're on battery in the settings interface.
> Yes but it seems that I can not specify a different method for each:
> plugged -> suspend
> unplugged -> hibernate
> There are more options in the advanced tab, but the inactivity option
> seems to be shared.
> Maybe this is different in the lastest version of XFCE.
> We can split the two topics, because the second has severity wishlist
> and should be in another bugreport.

Yeah, and to be honest, I wouldn't hope too much, we don't have any news
from the upstream developer since quite a while…

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