[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#714660: Bug#714660: xfce4-power-manager: Unchecked "Spin down hard disks" but hard disk still spins down

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Jul 1 20:26:50 UTC 2013

On lun., 2013-07-01 at 20:48 +0100, Chris Bainbridge wrote:
> > Is the AC plugged when you check? Also, check if laptop-mode or other
> > tool doesn't interfere here.
> With AC all is fine and the drive does not spin down. On battery it
> spins down. laptop-mode-tools is not installed.
> The problem seems to be interaction with pm-utils: from
> /var/log/pm-powersave.log I see that when I unplug AC pm-utils
> immediately runs /usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d/95hdparm-apm, which sets
> "APM_level = 127" on /dev/sda.
> xfce4-power-manager depends on upower which depends on pm-utils, so
> this isn't some unusual package interaction, these packages are always
> going to be installed together.

Yeah well, there's not much we can do unfortunately. We need upower (not
pm-utils) and we can't really edit pm-utils files. It should be possible
to disable disk spin down in pm-utils manually.

The checkbox in xfpm is only about what xfpm does.

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