Bug#720704: gnome-settings-daemon: Does not suspend when power button pressed

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sat Aug 24 22:37:15 UTC 2013

Am 24.08.2013 18:11, schrieb Tony Houghton:
> Package: gnome-settings-daemon
> Version: 3.8.4-1
> Severity: normal
> I have the power button configured to perform a suspend on my Samsung
> NP900X3C because lid detection doesn't work properly on this model. But
> since upgrading to GNOME 3.8 pressing the power button only turns off
> the display. I think this is for the same reason as #704272; browsing
> the source it looks as if g-s-d is asking logind to suspend. The
> gnome-shell maintainers seem to be anticipating a delay before systemd
> supports suspend and have reverted gnome-shell to use upower, so please
> could a similar interim fix be applied to g-s-d if an updated systemd is
> still some way off.

> ii  systemd                                      204-2

The systemd version you have installed is recent enough, but I suspect
you actually don't run systemd as PID 1?
While systemd-logind can run standalone (under sysvinit) to some degree,
the suspend/hibernate/powerofff functionality requires systemd to be


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