gnome-power-manager not saving UPS settings

Bug #239366 reported by Thomas Wolfe on 2008-06-12
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

I have an APC ES series (be550r model) UPS.

I plugged it in and it just worked with Hardy (good work by the way... very nice and impressive).

However, going to system->preferences->power management and then going to the "on UPS power" tab I put a checkmark in "enable UPS discharge alarm" and set the display to go to sleep after 1 minute.

When I close out of the preferences and open them again, they were not saved (unchecks the "enable UPS discharge alarm" and sets the display to sleep after 23 minutes).

my screensaver preferences is set so it regards the computer as idle after 1 minute.

Any other information I can provide... just let me know.

Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) on 2008-06-12
description: updated
Iulian Udrea (iulian) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Could you please attach the resulting log file of: &> gpm.log to the report? You might also want to take a look to the Debugging instructions located at for submit any other logs related to your problem.

Thank you.

Changed in gnome-power-manager:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

I can confirm this. This bug is reproduced every time I try to change the UPS settings in gnome power manager.

I can confirm this as well.

Feci (feci2048) wrote :

I can confirm this as well.
In my case the power history is always empty, although the computer was running from the battery.

Yes I have also run my UPS off the battery and still have no power history or chart information. This is even after I have upgraded to Intrepid.

Eero (eero+launchpad) wrote :

I have the same problem with my APC UPS. The settings are not saved and power history is empty.

Bus 006 Device 002: ID 051d:0002 American Power Conversion Uninterruptible Power Supply

and syslog shows:
kernel: [ 5.819554] hiddev96hidraw3: USB HID v1.00 Device [American Power Conversion Back-UPS ES/CyberFort 500 FW: 4.1.I USB FW: d1] on usb-0000:00:1d.2-2

Marc Ordinas i Llopis (marcoil) wrote :

Same problem here, I can't save the UPS power settings on a newly installed Jaunty.

Scott Howard (showard314) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release - Karmic Koala. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release at Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

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

Sorry about the delay, I hadn't upgraded to Karmic yet. I'm pleased to report that the issue is not present on 9.10, at least for me.

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