Bug#509497: gnome-power-manager: machine suspends even if not idle

Marek Poks markpoks at wp.pl
Mon Dec 22 22:03:30 UTC 2008

oh, i didn't know. i am using xmms so that's probably a reason. i try to  
report it to xmms maintainer.

thanx for fast response.
cheers, Mark

On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 22:58:21 +0100, Josselin Mouette <joss at debian.org>  

> Le lundi 22 décembre 2008 à 21:58 +0100, Mark Poks a écrit :
>> Package: gnome-power-manager
>> Version: 2.22.1-4
>> Severity: normal
>> i have made my machine to suspend after 20 minutes of being idle.
>> when using computer to play music only, it suspends, but it shouldn't.
>> machine MAIGHT NOT suspend when:
>>  - user is making any actions (obvious);
>>  - any action is taken in background such as tar, copy, partition  
>> shrink (obvious),
>>    file transfer (download) by www browser;
>>  - there is video playing on desktop, or audio (very useful).
> Gnome-power-manager already supports it, but it cannot do anything for
> applications that do not use its dbus interface.
> If you use rhythmbox and totem for audio/video playback, you’ll see it
> won’t suspend. However nautilus doesn’t support it yet, and as for
> non-GNOME applications there is only little support.

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