vlc disabled sleep mode and don't enabled it back

Bug #484392 reported by Jiří Navrátil on 2009-11-17
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vlc

vlc 0.9.9a disabled sleep mode during playing some media (it's really needed?)

but when exited, sleep mode is keep disabled so I can't put my netbook to sleep mode

power management is saying, "sleep mode disabled, vlc is reporting - playing some media" (translated from czech)

1. is this feature really needed (Is Mac OS X also not accepting request for sleep mode when playing some media?)

2. can vlc enable sleep feature back after exit?

3. how can I force system to go to sleep? keystokes, closing netbook display, using power management tools - all all disabled

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: vlc 0.9.9a-2ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: vlc
Tags: ubuntu-unr
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-16-generic i686

Jiří Navrátil (plavcik) wrote :
Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :

Did VLC crash or did it exit normally?

This looks like a bug in the component that keeps track of sleep inhibition. If VLC exits (cleanly or not), it should automatically drop its request to inhibit sleep mode.

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Ernie 07 (ernestboyd) wrote :

Once I execute VLC, the problem starts. In my case, VLC did NOT crash, but was terminated by the user.

Thank you for reporting this bug.

Does this happen in Lucid?

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid

Thank you for your contribution to this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. My apologies as I should not have marked this bug Invalid. Because I could not find a 3.2.8 Maintainer PPA nor would a live CD of Maverick Meerkat fit this situation, you will have to wait for someone with more knowledgeable to help. However, the best I can offer is to download the newest VirtualBox 3.2.8 via http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.2.8/virtualbox-3.2_3.2.8-64453~Ubuntu~lucid_i386.deb Disclaimer: this is a Pandora's box suggestion but will help settle this issue.

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Incomplete

I beg your pardon, this is an example of poster's remorse. What I intended to post was:

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. My apologies as I should not have marked this Invalid. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release - Maverick Meerkat. 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 http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :

If VLC has exited, then this cannot be a VLC bug. We've already had this discussion in older similar bug reports. The inhibit service must 'forget' inihibition requests from exited applications. Indeed, there is always a possibility that the application (in this case, VLC) gets killed or crashes without cleaning up.

affects: vlc (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → New
shankao (shankao) wrote :

This seems related with gnome-power-manager for me, changing the "ubuntu" package.

affects: ubuntu → gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at http://www.ubuntu.com/download to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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