Notebook does not shutdown when battery is critically low

Bug #1492174 reported by cl-netbox on 2015-09-04
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
d-conf (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

After discharging the battery completely, my notebook suspends instead of shutting down.
To prevent the battery from getting damaged, it is important that the machine shuts down.

This happens in ubuntu 15.04, power behavior was correct in 14.04 and in 14.10.
In ubuntu 14.04 default gsettings for critical-battery-action are set to 'suspend'.
In ubuntu 15.04 default gsettings for critical-battery-action are set to 'shutdown'.
In ubuntu 15.10 default gsettings for critical-battery-action are set to 'suspend' back again.

So the critical-battery-action setting has to be 'suspend' to shutdown notebooks completely!
This seems to be a little bug in gsettings, as 'suspend' setting performs 'shutdown' action.
It leads to unwanted behavior of machines when users change power settings by executing:
"gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power critical-battery-action shutdown"

cl-netbox (cl-netbox) on 2015-09-04
tags: added: management power
description: updated
cl-netbox (cl-netbox) on 2015-09-04
tags: added: battery

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tags: added: bot-comment
cl-netbox (cl-netbox) on 2015-09-04
affects: ubuntu → d-conf (Ubuntu)
tags: removed: bot-comment
cl-netbox (cl-netbox) on 2015-09-05
description: updated
description: updated
cl-netbox (cl-netbox) on 2015-09-05
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in d-conf (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in d-conf (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Severus Tux (severustux)
assignee: Severus Tux (severustux) → nobody
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2017-02-14
Changed in d-conf (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium

This bug is still active in Ubuntu Gnome 17.04. Changing the value of attribute critical-battery-action from "suspend" to "shutdown" within org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/power inside dconf editor does not help: the laptop still goes to sleep instead of shutting down.

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