Display Settings window opens itself after resume from suspend.

Bug #1264629 reported by Ameer Ghani on 2013-12-28
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Arch Linux
xfce4-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

lsb_release -rd:
Description: Ubuntu 13.10
Release: 13.10

uname -srp:
Linux 3.11.0-14-generic i686

The machine is a Dell Latitude D420 with a fresh install of Xubuntu 13.10. A minor issue is that upon resuming the laptop, the display settings window opens itself (the roughly same settings window when you go to Settings Manager->Display). I had this issue under a previous install with the 3.8 kernel on the same machine as well, so my closest guess as to the culprit is the power manager.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: xfce4-power-manager 1.2.0-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-14.21-generic 3.11.7
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-14-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Dec 27 23:49:04 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-27 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release i386 (20131016)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: xfce4-power-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Ameer Ghani (ameer-ghani) wrote :

Does the display settings window still appear if you stop/kill xfce4-power-manager before suspending the system?

Ameer Ghani (ameer-ghani) wrote :

After running 'killall xfce4-power-manager' the problem still persists. So I assume that rules out the power manager being the cause of the problem, and therefore I haven't the faintest clue as to what causes it.

Ameer Ghani (ameer-ghani) wrote :

A-ha. I did a bit more research and decided to run 'killall xfsettingsd' and the problem went away. So it's a bug in xfsettingsd, but by no means is killing it a solution.

Ameer Ghani (ameer-ghani) wrote :

I found the problem to be in xfsettingsd and not the power manager, and 'apt-file search xfsettingsd' indicates that the daemon is part of the xfce4-settings package.

affects: xfce4-power-manager (Ubuntu) → xfce4-settings (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xfce4-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: trusty
Dave Gilbert (ubuntu-treblig) wrote :

Low: Easy workaround (close window!)

Changed in xfce4-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Andrew (andy-lamer) wrote :

Got same bug. Compaq Mini 110, fresh install of Xubuntu 13.10.
'Settings Manager->Keyboard->Application Shortcuts' then remove XF86Display shortcut. It's ugly but worked for me.
Two things I figured out (may be helpful):
1. There are shortcut XF86Display defined which launches xfce4-display-settings application.
2. On the button lid switches this shortcut is triggered (OS thinks XF86Display key pressed?):
a) If suspend to RAM is enabled, it happens once at closing notebook lid (when lid opens xfce is still sleeping I guess);
b) If suspend to RAM is disabled, it happens twice (one at close and one at open).

Ameer Ghani (ameer-ghani) wrote :

The above solution works.

Hervé Renault (hr-d) wrote :

Andrew's workaround works for me too (Compaq Mini 110, Xubuntu 14.04)

Shuhao (shuhao) wrote :

Happens for me when I plug in my display port.

The window keeps popping up as well, so there will be tens of windows in seconds.

Andrew's work around works for me.

Shuhao (shuhao) wrote :

This also has other issues as if you long hold a key with the cable plugged in, sometimes your key entry will stop.

To reproduce: plug in the cable and hold down a key, like j.

Expected: outputs jjjjjjjjjjjjj.... indefinitely.
Actual: stops at a short period after.

Kaspar Laineste (kasparlai123) wrote :

I have HP Compaq nc6120 and on battery power, when i close the lid, it will open so many display settings windows, that my poor laptop crashes. When plugged in it sometimes shows the window after opening lid and sometimes with delay (10 -30 seconds). killall xfsettingsd, gives error, its not found.

GEZawaTT (gordeev-pure) wrote :

Hey, what if I have the same bug on LXDE?

David Kwast (david-kwast) wrote :

Disabling the keyboard shortcut worked for me to. I am using Debian (9) Stretch (testing).

It is a HP Mini 1035NR (from around 2009/2010).

spike speigel (frail-knight) wrote :

I'm experiencing the settings windows displaying every time my monitor sleeps and then wakes...

But, I'm also seeing my monitor setup being disregarded. My monitor positions and resolutions are reset to "default" values, and I hadn't even touched the xfce4-settings dialog.

tags: added: zesty
tags: added: artful
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