Ubuntu

Let users disable/enable hibernation from the system settings

Reported by papukaija on 2012-04-08
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This bug affects 57 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kde-systemsettings (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

It should be possible for average users to enable and disable hibernation from the power settings.

The Gnome part is tracked at bug 882040.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Power#settings

For Xubuntu, this is tracked in bug 1271169.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in policykit-desktop-privileges (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I suggest to keep hibernation enabled by default for Kubuntu or provide easy way to enable it for Kubuntu users too.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-desktop-privileges/+bug/812394/comments/27

papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

The policykit-desktop-privileges package is installed by default in U/K/X/Lubuntu, Ubuntu Sugar Remix and Ubuntu Studio so the default hibernation policy affects all the mentioned systems.

Hello and thanks for your bug report. I made a few changes to it, here is a full explaination of my actions:

* I've changed the title and description to match what the bug is really trying to address. The bug tracker isn't a place to discuss decisions, but rather a place to track project goals. Discussions about what needs to be done should go to a mailing list, specifically -desktop (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-desktop) or -devel-discuss (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-devel-discuss), depending on what you want to discuss exactly.

* I marked this bug as affecting the GNOME control center. For KDE or Xfce new bugs should be filed (or new tasks should be added to this one).

If you need it, the full old bug description can be retrieved viewing using the "See full activity log" link at the bottom of the page.

summary: - Please allow users to re-enable hibernation from GUI
+ let users disable/enable hibernation and suspension from the system
+ settings
description: updated
affects: policykit-desktop-privileges (Ubuntu) → gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged

> The bug tracker isn't a place to discuss decisions
Reading first ~fifteen comments in https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/812394 make me think there is another point of view on "right place for discuss decisions" topic.

> For KDE or Xfce new bugs should be filed (or new tasks should be added to this one)
So basically it's mean KDE and Xfce developers need to do additional job just because feature is disabled in Ubuntu by default? Maybe it's better to keep it disabled by default only for Ubuntu users and don't make troubles for users and developers of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.? I think it's logic desicion that save time and manpower.

On Sun, 2012-04-08 at 17:13 +0000, RussianNeuroMancer wrote:
> > The bug tracker isn't a place to discuss decisions
> Reading first ~fifteen comments in
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/812394 make me think there is another
> point of view on "right place for discuss decisions" topic.

That bug has exactly one aim: disable hibernation by default. And the
discussion was around that topic.

However the original description of this specific bug was too vague: it
listed too many things to do, i.e. it had too many tasks. We should
always have one (and exactly one) active bug for each task.

> > For KDE or Xfce new bugs should be filed (or new tasks should be
> added to this one)
> So basically it's mean KDE and Xfce developers need to do additional
> job just because feature is disabled in Ubuntu by default? Maybe it's
> better to keep it disabled by default only for Ubuntu users and don't
> make troubles for users and developers of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.? I
> think it's logic desicion that save time and manpower.

No, sorry, I didn't express myself correctly. What I meant is: a bug
should be filed against the Ubuntu package that contains the power
settings tool for KDE, and the same should be done against the Ubuntu
package for Xfce. I didn't want bugs to be reported upstream.

Whether the hibernation option should be disabled or not and where it
should be disabled should be discussed on the mailing list. If you don't
use the mailing list, your comments, opinions and ideas really risk to
be ignored. Everyone in the Ubuntu community is always open to
discussion, but if you don't hit the right people, your wishes will
never be realized. :-)

papukaija (papukaija) on 2012-04-08
summary: - let users disable/enable hibernation and suspension from the system
- settings
+ Let users disable/enable hibernation from the system settings
description: updated
papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

@Andrea (or anyone else), Can you please explain me why you think that this is a bug in gnome-control-center and not in policykit-desktop-privileges? The hibernation was disabled in policykit-desktop-privileges, so allowing users to re-enable it is part of that package too, or isn't it?

I removed the mentions of suspension as it's already configurable and wasn't changed in bug 812394.

Hi papukaija. It is already possible to enable/disable hibernation by manually editing a configuration file. This bug is about giving the possibility of toggling the hibernation through a graphical tool, and the "Power" tab of the system settings is probably the best place where this option should be put. For this reason the package that should be patched is gnome-control-center.

About the suspension: thanks for the correction!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in kde-systemsettings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

Both Lubuntu and Xubuntu use xfce4-power-manager-settings which is part of xfce4-power-manager package. I think Ubuntu Studio is also using XFCE. Lubuntu 11.10, at least, doesn't have a global control cente for system settings. I don't know if this has changed in Precise or if Xubuntu has a control centre.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xfce4-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

The xfce4-settings is for XFCE's control centre and xfce4-power-manager for Lubuntu.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xfce4-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Dropping the gnome-control-center part, it's already being tracked in bug #882040

no longer affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
papukaija (papukaija) on 2012-04-17
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Given one would want to be able to adjust Hibernate enablement in a default install, without having additional plugins, this would want to be incorporated into xfce4-settings.

tags: added: saucy
no longer affects: xfce4-power-manager (Ubuntu)
Changed in xfce4-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Blackpaw (blackpaw) wrote :

Given that kubuntu doesn't have gnome-control-center but is still affected by this bug I would rather set it fixed by renabling hibernation in policy-kit.

Changed in lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in kde-systemsettings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in kde-systemsettings (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
description: updated
no longer affects: xfce4-settings (Ubuntu)
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