gparted should inhibit automatic suspension

Bug #312440 reported by Daniele on 2008-12-30
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gparted (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I started GParted to:
delete sda6 partition, move sda7 where sda6 used to be, and create a new partition after sda7
the told gparted to apply the changes, and went to launch.
When came back to pc (on AC power), it was on sleep. Resumed it and gparted continued its jobs!
It didn't give any error or warning or anything! Resumed its jobs like nothing happened.
But I think that working on partitions cannot be considered as idle!

Asus a6jc laptop
Ubuntu 8.10
Linux daniele 2.6.27-11-generic #1 SMP Fri Dec 19 16:29:52 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
gparted 0.4.1

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Changed in gparted:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gparted:
status: New → In Progress
Changed in gparted:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Phillip Susi (psusi) on 2012-01-04
summary: - gparted does not inhibit automatic suspension
+ gparted should inhibit automatic suspension
Changed in gparted (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in gparted:
status: In Progress → Confirmed

I've always hated this

I have to sit by my computer and wiggle the mouse every couple minutes

It should also inhibit suspension in the case of closing the lid of a laptop. At least it should detect if the setting on closing the screen is set as suspend instead of do nothing, then give you a warning of not closing the lid before starting the partitioning tasks. This way is similar to detecting if the computer is connected to AC, though it wouldn't help as much in case of an accidental closing of the screen the same way completely inhibiting suspension does.

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