Bug#508670: gnome-power-manager: g-p-m does not work correctly when more than one users are simultaneously logged in

Panayiotis Karabassis panayk at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 22:26:25 UTC 2008

Package: gnome-power-manager
Version: 2.22.1-4
Severity: normal

I have noticed some strange behaviour from gnome-power-manager.

I have enforced sleep_type_ac=hibernate and sleep_computer_ac=600 for all users 
through gconf-editor, so that the computer automatically hibernates after 10 minutes of inactivity.

I expected the computer to hibernate when ALL users logged in have been inactive for this period of time.

Instead, what happens is that if ANY user has been logged in and inactive for 10 minutes, the computer hibernates
even if there is someone working on the computer.

Would it be possible for running instances of g-p-m to communicate with each other to prevent this from happening?

-- Package-specific info:
Distro version:       lenny/sid
Kernel version:       2.6.26-1-486
g-p-m version:        2.22.1
HAL version:          0.5.11
System manufacturer:  missing
System version:       missing
System product:       missing
AC adapter present:   no
Battery present:      no
Laptop panel present: no
CPU scaling present:  no
Battery Information:
GNOME Power Manager Process Information:
panayk    3662  0.0  1.8  25912  9800 ?        Ss   Dec13   0:00 gnome-power-manager
panayk    4048  0.0  0.2   4664  1184 pts/0    S+   00:11   0:00          \_ /bin/bash /usr/share/reportbug/handle_bugscript /usr/share/bug/gnome-power-manager/script /
HAL Process Information:
105       3330  0.0  0.7   6096  3924 ?        Ss   Dec13   0:00 /usr/sbin/hald
root      3331  0.0  0.2   3316  1064 ?        S    Dec13   0:00  \_ hald-runner
root      3349  0.0  0.1   3380  1028 ?        S    Dec13   0:00      \_ hald-addon-input: Listening on /dev/input/event3 /dev/input/event2 /dev/input/event0
105       3360  0.0  0.1   2268   928 ?        S    Dec13   0:00      \_ hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid socket /var/run/acpid.socket
root      3361  0.0  0.1   3380  1020 ?        S    Dec13   0:00      \_ hald-addon-storage: no polling on /dev/fd0 because it is explicitly disabled
root      3370  0.0  0.2   3380  1036 ?        S    Dec13   0:00      \_ hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/hdc (every 2 sec)
root      3372  0.0  0.2   3380  1036 ?        S    Dec13   0:00      \_ hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/hdd (every 2 sec)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-486
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-power-manager depends on:
ii  dbus-x11               1.2.1-4           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  gconf2                 2.22.0-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  hal                    0.5.11-6          Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.20-2          Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.22.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0           2.22.0-1          Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0         2.22.0-1          The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                  2.7-16            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.6.4-6.1         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.1-4           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.76-1            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-3           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.7-2           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4            2.22.0-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.2-1         library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.16.6-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0      2.22.3-2          GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0        A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0         1:2.22.0-5        GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0     0.10.19-3         Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.12.11-4         The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libhal1                0.5.11-6          Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libice6                2:1.0.4-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1 0.4.4-3           sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  liborbit2              1:2.14.13-0.1     libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpanel-applet2-0     2.20.3-5          library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.20.5-3          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.27-2          PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0               1.14-4            lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                 2:1.0.3-2         X11 Session Management library
ii  libwnck22              2.22.3-1          Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6               2:1.1.5-2         X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1            1:1.1.9-1         X cursor management library
ii  libxext6               2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3             1:4.0.3-2         X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                 2:1.1.4-1         X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1           2:1.0.3-2         X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2                2.6.32.dfsg-5     GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2             2:1.2.3-1         X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.4-2         X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  notification-daemon    0.3.7-1+b1        a daemon that displays passive pop
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

gnome-power-manager recommends no packages.

gnome-power-manager suggests no packages.

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