[Vivid] laptop do not suspend if lid is closed before the AC is unplugged

Bug #1456745 reported by Kim Nguyễn on 2015-05-19
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unity-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Consider the following PM configuration, set by the user from the control-center

* on Battery, when lid is closed, suspend
* on AC, when lif is closed, do nothing

On Trusty and Utopic, if the user first closes the lid and then unplugs its laptop, gsd-power-mangager correctly applies the "lid closed" policy in response to the AC unplug event

On Vivid, the laptop does not suspend.

I have tested it straight from the live-usb images. I booted on Trusty and Utopic, changed the default policy (which is to suspend even on AC on lid closed), closed the lid and then unplugged.

The same test with a Vivid live-usb images exhibits the bad behaviour.

After some digging I worked my way from ACPI events to Logind to Upower to unity-settings-manager.

I belive the change in behaviour occurend when gsd-power-manager was updated to UPower 0.99, that is:


The solution (at least a proof of concept) seems to also trigger the lid callback on AC events.

I'm attaching a trivial patch (lightly tested) which restores the expected behaviour. I'll upload it to my ppa for wider testing.

Note that this problem might also affect gnome-settings-daemon although I'm not sure whether gnome relies more on logind for power policy and therefore is not affected…

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Kim Nguyễn (kim.nguyen) wrote :
Kim Nguyễn (kim.nguyen) wrote :

A patched unity-settings-daemon is available in my ppa.

The attachment "Patch that restores the correct beahviour" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
Changed in unity-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Thank you for the patch! I've tested it and it works great. I converted the patch into a bzr branch which will be easier to land:

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-settings-daemon - 15.04.1+15.10.20150917-0ubuntu1

unity-settings-daemon (15.04.1+15.10.20150917-0ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium

  [ Michael Terry ]
  * Notice when unplugging a closed laptop and apply the correct policy.
    (LP: #1456745)

 -- Iain Lane <email address hidden> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:49:32 +0000

Changed in unity-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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