power management settings not working properly

Bug #326721 reported by Justin K on 2009-02-07
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kubuntu-desktop

When I close my laptop lid the screen turns off but it doesn't fully suspend the way it should. When I open the lid back up the screen comes back on but doesn't ask for a password to unlock the session and resume working despite having chosen this option in the power management settings.

Additionally, in some cases, if I unplug the laptop while the lid is closed when I plug it back in and open the lid I can access the machine for about 20 seconds without having to type my password to unlock the screen. Then after that period of time elapses the laptop makes a sound indicating the power was plugged back in and also produces a garbled screen and eventually locks itself, requiring me to then type my password to unlock the screen. I cannot always reproduce this specific part of the problem though.

~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.10
Release: 8.10
Upgraded KDE to 4.2 Release packages
Laptop is a Dell Inspiron e1405

Here are my KDE System Settings power management options:

Lock Screen On Resume: yes
Let PowerDevil manage screen saving: yes
Enable notifications: yes
Enable warning notifications: yes
Before doing a suspend action wait: 10 seconds

Profiles Assignment-
When AC adapter is plugged in: Presentation
On battery power: Powersave
Battery at low level: Aggressive Powersave
Battery at warning level: Xtreme Powersave

Relevant Profile settings-
Powersave: When Laptop Lid is closed = suspend to ram
Presentation: When laptop lid is closed = do nothing

Steps to reproduce the issue:

1) Adjust Power Management settings on a laptop to match settings listed above
2) Close lid of laptop
3) Open the lid of the laptop
4) No password is requested to resume working

Kees Cook (kees) on 2009-03-25
Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kees Cook (kees) on 2009-04-16
Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Moving to kdebase-workspace since that stuff probably ought to be handled by powerdevil.

Is this issue still present in either 9.04 or 9.10?

affects: kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu) → kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
Changed in kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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