gnome-power-manager-inhibit gone in karmic

Bug #419829 reported by sam tygier on 2009-08-27
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gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

in jaunty gnome-power-manager had a command /usr/bin/gnome-power-manager-inhibit
( http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/amd64/gnome-power-manager/filelist ).

I like to have my computer suspend quite quickly (20 mins of idle), but sometimes need to run long processes (several hours) for things such as simulations. by suffixing the a command with gnome-power-manager-inhibit i could be sure the computer would not sleep until the job was done.

gmp no longer has this command. the is mention of it moving to gnome-session in some other bug reports, but i cannot find it there.

please can the script be re-added somewhere, or some documentation added saying where is has gone too.

Scott Howard (showard314) wrote :

Thanks for your report. Here is some information as to where inhibit went:
http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/01/28/inhibits-and-the-new-world-order/

Basically all inhibiting is done with gnome-session-manager. The dbus interface is described in the gnome-session documentation in /usr/share (it's a dbus call to gnome-session-manager.inhibit()). The command you are referring to was a python script written specifically for Ubuntu, which was broken when inhibit was removed from GPM.

Someone will either have to write a new script and possibly place it in either gnome-session or GPM, or you could use the gnome inhibit applet. You can add it to the top panel, clicking on it should inhibit shutdowns/suspends. There are some bugs with that applet, but we are hoping to work them out soon.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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