gnome power manager No option in logoff dialog for suspend

Bug #238670 reported by crf on 2008-06-09
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gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

When I click the logoff button on the right of the top panel of the gnome desktop, in the dialog there are options for logout, lock screen, Switch User, Restart, and Shutdown.

There is no option to suspend the computer.

I am not using acpi. The command apm --suspend works. I can also press a suspend button on the laptop keyboard, and it suspends fine.

According to the gnome power manager FAQ, it seems there ought to be a suspend option available in the dialog.
http://live.gnome.org/GnomePowerManager/FAQ

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the results of these commands:

$gconftool-2 -R /apps/gnome-power-manager | grep can

 can_hibernate = false
 can_suspend = true

$ lshal | grep can_suspend

  power_management.can_suspend = false (bool)
  power_management.can_suspend_hybrid = false (bool)
  power_management.can_suspend_to_disk = true (bool)
  power_management.can_suspend_to_ram = false (bool)

gobble (gobbledegeek) wrote :

I see the same problem appeared yesterday after I updated Ubuntu Hardy/Gnome .

Yesterday 27th Aug 2008, the suspend option disappeared in the screen that has buttons for shutdown, logout, lock screen, switch user etc ... now the hibernate button has vanished!!

I am unable to suspend or hibernate because there are no buttons in any app anywhere now!!

Unfirtunately I changed syslog so the dist-upgrade was not logged in /var/log but there appears to be some regression in the Ubuntu updates after 26th.

HTH

TIA

gobble (gobbledegeek) wrote :

I see the same problem appeared yesterday after I updated Ubuntu Hardy/Gnome .

Yesterday 27th Aug 2008, the suspend option disappeared in the screen that has buttons for shutdown, logout, lock screen, switch user etc ... now the hibernate button has vanished!!

I am unable to suspend or hibernate because there are no buttons in any app anywhere now!!

Unfortunately I changed syslog so the dist-upgrade was not logged in /var/log but there appears to be some regression in the Ubuntu updates after 26th.

HTH

TIA

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Could you try to reproduce the same with Ubuntu 9.04? Thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

This is still an issue with 9.04. The user interface has changed a bit though.
Clicking the red button in the top panel, there is listed a hibernate
option (which does now work).

Suspend does still work when I press the (physical) suspend button on
the computer. There just doesn't seem to be a menu method to suspend.

(I made a new user account to test this issue, just to be sure it
wasn't a strange profile issue.)

Also, there are now different results from these commands:
$ gconftool-2 -R /apps/gnome-power-manager | grep can
  can_suspend = true
  can_hibernate = true
$ lshal | grep can_suspend
  power_management.can_suspend = false (bool)
  power_management.can_suspend_hybrid = false (bool)

linvald (linvald) wrote :

Same issue for me (9.04).
Only "Shutdown" and "Restart" option available.
After running the update manager all the options become available (see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1051664).

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

ok thanks, setting this back to new.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
linvald (linvald) wrote :

Hi - I believe I understand what my problem was:
Since I have a desktop computer I unchecked Startup Applications -> Startup Programs -> Power Manager mistakenly thinking power managemeent only applied to battery driven computers.

Unchecking Power Manager will remove the Suspend and Hibernate options. Running update manager brought the options back and so did checking Power Manager back on. Not sure if this is the same mistake the users are making? In my case the bug was the user :)

Thanks! Jesper

Scott Howard (showard314) wrote :

This bug report is being closed due to your last comment regarding this being fixed with a configuration change. For future reference you can manage the status of your own bugs by clicking on the current status in the yellow line and then choosing a new status in the revealed drop down box. You can learn more about bug statuses at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Status . Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please submit any future bugs you may find.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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