Options disappear from GUI

Bug #667466 reported by Thomas on 2010-10-27
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am running 10.04 on a Desktop computer with an Atom D510 processor (motherboard: Intel BLKD510MO mini-ITX Socket775 BULK). I use it as a server, so it has no keyboard, mouse nor screen attached. I access it via ssh and remote desktop (via vncserver which I start manually). Because it has no monitor attached, X doesn't start automatically, but in other respects it is a fairly standard Ubuntu 10.04 setup.

I had set my Power Button to "Shutdown" in the Power Management GUI and
had no problems using this functionality. One day last week I had no response when
I pressed the power button. I then discovered that the drop down box
(in Power Management) where I was previously able to select from "Ask Me", "Hibernate"
"Suspend" and "Shutdown" only had the "Ask Me" option available (other
options had disappeared). How can I restore the other options?

It appears that a recent (automatic) update has caused the problem. I am afraid I am not able to point to an exact date, because I didn't notice this right away. It must have been early October (5th -16th). Moreover, I cannot devise a list of steps to reproduce the error since I am positive I didn't open the GUI before the error already occurred.

I have tried reinstalling pm-util and also to run with pm-utils not installed, but I still only have the "Ask Me" option

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Thomas (thomasuc) wrote :

This bug is possibly linked to #652600

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Mechanical snail (replicator-snail) wrote :

Also possibly related to bug #718931

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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