[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#742476: Bug#742476: xfce4-power-manager: Suspend/Hibernate are disabled, cannot find how to reenable them

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Mar 24 06:56:58 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 05:11:16PM +1100, David Creelman wrote:
> Package: xfce4-power-manager
> Version: 1.2.0-3
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> Had to uninstall gnome as gnome-shell (I think) was locking up on startup of the machine.
> Once gnome-desktop-environment and gnome-shell were purged, my startup did not lock up,
> but all of my power settings seem to have been thrown away. It is now not possible
> to suspend the laptop when the lid is closed or to hibernate from a right click of
> the power manager icon in the panel.

Just to be sure, you use xfce4-power-manager in a GNOME environment? Or
in an Xfce environment but you also had GNOME bits installed?
> I googled relatively extensively for how to get back whatever it is that is missing
> in my setup to reallow suspend/hibernate, but have had no luck.
> (a side note, some hardware operations seem to be not working either, like automount).
> I suspect I need to add a policy, but I'm unable to work out how it all hangs together.

You should take a look at the README.Debian in xfce4-session which
provides information about what you need for managing “hardware-level”
permission (like shutdown/suspend/... and device mount perms).
> Tried adding back gnome-desktop-environment, but this led to my laptop locking up
> on startup again. I've resorted to doing sudo pm-suspend for the time being, but it 
> would be great to be able to close the laptop lid and have suspend work again.
Usually you need (for now): consolekit, policykit-1 and policykit-1-gnome

Yves-Alexis Perez
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