Jaunty power management doesn't work

Bug #368615 reported by judo-yannick on 2009-04-28
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pm-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After the upgrade to Jaunty it seems that the power management isn't working serious anymore. My PC should switch off the monitor after 5 minutes and shut down after 10. But after fifteen minutes without doing anything and without having any application like totem or vlc or others launched still nothing happens. So I wonder why my Ubuntu didn't switch off the monitor and didn't turn off.

Maybe it's because I deactivated a screensaver? I didn't expect the system to not shut down then. I just don't want a screensaver to appear, because this is a waste of energy.

UPDATE: It seems to work random. Yesterday everything worked fine and today the mointor was switched off, but the pc didn't turn off.

UPDATE2: Today something strange happened. I was watching a film via WebTV and the monitor faded off, okay I thought and moved the mouse, clicked some opened applications. But then after about 5 minutes, the PC switched off, although the monitor wasn't faded out and I was moving the mouse.

description: updated
description: updated
Kurt Wall (kwall) on 2009-05-17
affects: ubuntu → pm-utils (Ubuntu)
description: updated

I confirm unusual behavior in Jaunty:

- most notifications are not displayed (e.g. the inhibit-sleep warning, although power manager is configured to display it).
- "sudden death": notebook switches off due to critical battery status, without power manager having displayed a warning, and without having executed the "critical action".

This is very disturbing.

molecule-eye (niburu1) wrote :

This happens with me as well. The management options don't take effect after the specified time. Indeed, they don't take effect ever! I've set my screen to dim, which doesn't work, and to blank after a certain amount of time, which doesn't work. Nor does the system enter standby after the specified period of time. All of these settings are for "On AC Power" rather than battery. I haven't tested the "On Battery Power" settings yet.

joe freedom (easysk8ter) wrote :

Same here!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in pm-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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