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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:25 am    Post subject: Xfce can't suspend automatically, but can manually Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm running the newest Xfce (4.12), gentoo-sources-4.4.8, openrc-0.19.1, pm-utils-1.4.1-r6, upower-pm-utils-0.9.23-r2.

When I select Suspend in the Logout menu in Xfce, I can suspend just fine. The screen locks and the system goes to sleep (even tho the process takes like 10 seconds to complete)

I have also set Xfce to suspend when inactive for a while. However, when it triggers, Xfce dutifully locks the screen but then refuses to go to sleep. Instead, the Power Manager pops up a notification about missing kernel support. Which is quite obviously not true.

What does it need? Why is manual suspend working then? Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solved. consolekit needs the pm-utils useflag.

This piece of information is very hard to discover. I really think it needs to be documented better.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spoke too soon. After a logout it is broken again :(
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump.

Still happening. "no kernel support" appears to be a message from upower. But upower -d definitely yields can-suspend: yes, xfce-power-manager --dump yields Can suspend: True, Authorized to suspend: True

Just what is Xfce doing differently when suspending to the timer compared to pressing the button?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:10 am    Post subject: Re: Xfce can't suspend automatically, but can manually Reply with quote

haarp wrote:
Hi,

I'm running the newest Xfce (4.12), gentoo-sources-4.4.8, openrc-0.19.1, pm-utils-1.4.1-r6, upower-pm-utils-0.9.23-r2.

When I select Suspend in the Logout menu in Xfce, I can suspend just fine. The screen locks and the system goes to sleep (even tho the process takes like 10 seconds to complete)

I have also set Xfce to suspend when inactive for a while. However, when it triggers, Xfce dutifully locks the screen but then refuses to go to sleep. Instead, the Power Manager pops up a notification about missing kernel support. Which is quite obviously not true.

What does it need? Why is manual suspend working then? Any ideas?


yeah, got same problem also! Since upgrading to XFCE 4.10, I have encountered frequent problems of the screen blanking after 10 mins (no matter what the power settings are set at) or even if I will turn off after 30 mis.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an upgrade to xfce4-power-manager-1.6.0 (I'm running 1.4.4). However it requires sys-power/upower instead of sys-power/upower-pm-utils.

In the past, this combination was sure to break suspending entirely (sys-power/upower doesn't work well without systemd). Is this still an issue?
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