[karmic] ubuntu fails to suspend/hibernate if the session is started from the terminal (startx)

Bug #415211 reported by Katsudon on 2009-08-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
consolekit (Ubuntu)
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu Karmic, with all upgrades.

When I login to the text terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and start the GNOME session by "startx", then any attempt to hibernate/suspend result only with a locked screen. After unlocking the following error message shows up:

Menedżer zasilania: Sleep problem
Your computer failed to suspend.
Check the help file for common problems

[ translation: power manager: Sleep problem... ]

The problem does not show up if I login to GNOME from the kdm login directly.

Katsudon (katsudon) on 2009-08-18
description: updated
Graham Binns (gmb) wrote :

This isn't a problem in Launchpad, so I've added an Ubuntu bug task for it.

affects: malone → null
Katsudon (katsudon) wrote :

Magically, after several restarts, the problem disappeared, at least for a moment. I am closing this bug, if the problem returns, it will be reopened.

Changed in null:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Invalid
Katsudon (katsudon) on 2009-08-19
description: updated
summary: - [karmic] computer failed to suspend after todays upgrades
+ [karmic] ubuntu fails to suspend/hibernate if the session is started
+ from the terminal (startx)
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Invalid → New
arky (arky) on 2009-08-27
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Invalid
affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
Katsudon (katsudon) wrote :

@arky: why this bug was set to "Invalid"?

Katsudon (katsudon) on 2009-08-28
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Abhinav Modi (abhinavmodi) wrote :

This issue is still seen with the Karmic Beta release, on Lenovo T61. Please let me know if any logs/info are required.

Abhinav Modi (abhinavmodi) wrote :

In addition to the above - my session is not started using startx, but normal graphical/gdm login.

I experience a very similar problem on Fujitsu Siemens laptop. I use only graphical login and know nothing about startx...
I also can't neither close system nor restart it! Choosing one of this options from menu results in just logout! The same when I login from gdm using root account (Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic).

works without any problems! (of course after su command on user account)

Keng-Yu Lin (lexical) wrote :

This is not a kernel issue.

When login from the console, libpam-ck-connector will create XDG_SESSION_COOKIE. While you run `startx`, In /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90consolekit, it checks the environment variable XDG_SESSION_COOKIE is already set and will not create a proper CK session.

Try to `unset XDG_SESSION_COOKIE` before `startx` to see if suspend/hibernate works.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2011-11-11
no longer affects: null
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