transmission 1.34 inhibits hibernation by default

Bug #292929 reported by Jerome Lacoste on 2008-11-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
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transmission (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: transmission

1. use transmission
2. try to suspend because of a kernel/X issue with keyboard/mouse (cf #216927)
3. transmission prevents suspend from happening "transmission bittorrent client has stopped the policy action from taking place"

Expected: suspend works by default


#241857 introduced hibernation inhibition by default.

This is a bad idea as it can prevent the machine from taking normal action upon low power, or in my case as described above. When I use transmission, if I happen to have my keyboard/mouse problem, I can't suspend, thus I can't fix my issues, and I am forced to hard reset the box.

The problem was reported upstream and fixed: see and

Looking at the history of the core file (, there seems to be at least one another patches related to the issue: and

Please consider apply. Otherwise this is going tokill my box

Ubuntu 8.10
transmission-common 1.34-0ubuntu2
transmission-gtk 1.34-0ubuntu2

I have the same problem, though the effects for me is less severe (I don't have that bug). For me it's more like:

Expected: I have a few torrents going. I am moving to another location, so I suspend the machine, and when I wake it up in the new place it reconnects to internet and the torrents resume.

Actual: I try to suspend the machine, but Transmission says: "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.", so instead I have to mark all torrents and pause them, then resume, then in new location repeat the same process in reverse - if I remember to...

Maybe some people with desktop computers forget that they are seeding or something, but for laptops this is a killer - especially if I close the lid and go for a bit longer trip...

Changed in transmission:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in transmission:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Hew (hew) wrote :

Fix included upstream with 1.40

Changed in transmission:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Jerome Lacoste (jerome-lacoste) wrote :

Included in upstream, ok, but what about included in ubuntu ? Should I backport a tested patch against 1.34 ?

As is, combined with my keyboard issues that only suspend or remote ssh manages to fix properly, I am left with a non working laptop if I my keyboard dies while using transmission. Hence I stopped using transmission.

Hew (hew) wrote :

1.40 will appear in Jaunty at some stage, at which point it can be backported. Until then you can use the PPA at which has 1.40.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package transmission - 1.40-0ubuntu1

transmission (1.40-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (LP: #302672)
    - Tracker communication uses fewer resources
    - More accurate bandwidth limits
    - Reduce disk fragmentation by preallocating files (LP: #287726)
    - Stability, security and performance improvements to the RPC /
      Web UI server (closes LP: #290423)
    - Support compression when serving Web UI and RPC responses
    - Simplify the RPC whitelist
    - Fix bug that prevented handshakes with encrypted BitComet peers
    - Fix 1.3x bug that could re-download some data unnecessarily
      (LP: #295040)
    - Option to automatically update the blocklist weekly
    - Added off-hour bandwidth scheduling
    - Simplify file/priority selection in the details dialog
    - Fix a couple of crashes
    - New / updated translations
    - Don't inhibit hibernation by default (LP: #292929)
    - Use "close" animation when sending to notification area (LP: #130811)
    - Fix resize problems (LP: #269872)
    - Support "--version" option when launching from command line
      (LP: #292011)
    - Correctly parse announce URLs that have leading or trailing
      spaces (LP: #262411)
    - Display an error when "Open Torrent" fails (LP: #281463)
  * Dropped 10_fix_crasher_from_upstream.dpatch: Fix is in this
    upstream release.
  * debian/control: Don't just build-depend on libcurl-dev, which is
    a virtual package.

 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:33:48 +0000

Changed in transmission:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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