[Lubuntu-qa] [13.10] Xfce4 Power Manager

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Mon Oct 28 17:00:26 UTC 2013

The work-around sort of works for me (changing Menu > Preferences > 
Default Applications for LXsession > Power Manager: auto, to Power 
Manager: Other: xfce4-power-manager, then Apply and Reboot).

But I found that it had to be applied *for each user*.


And a further problem: I like to set the action for pressing the Power 
button to Shutdown, but that option is not currently offered for either 
of the two existing users.

When I first ran into this problem (encountering the "Power Manager is 
not running" sort of prompt, and choosing Run), I found that sometimes 
the Shutdown choice *was* offered, and I set it then for both users.

It seems that pressing the Power button usually produces a shutdown now, 
but I think that at least on one occasion doing so in a session with the 
second user produced the prompt that one would see when setting that 
choice to Ask rather than Shutdown.


And related: Federico, I note in a comment on Bug 1242452:

I was troubleshooting another Autostart problem (with SpiderOak online 
backup) and was looking for Preferences-->Desktop Session Settings, but 
find that it is not present.

My current assumption is that Preferences-->Default Applications for 
LXSession somehow incorporates and replaces Desktop Session Settings, 
but I have not figured out how to use it for that purpose yet.

Or its absence is also a bug.

This machine has a fresh full install of Saucy.  Federico, did you 
*upgrade* to Saucy and perhaps thereby preserve Desktop Session Settings?

[This behavior may deserve a separate thread.]


I'll post separately about the SpiderOak problem, though it seems related.

On 10/28/2013 10:45 AM, Andre Rodovalho wrote:
> Yes Federico, It was already enable actually...
> I tried the Ali workaround too... I could normally boot with power 
> manager, I enabled the icon to be shown always to check that out...
> 2013/10/28 Federico Leoni <effelle at gmail.com <mailto:effelle at gmail.com>>
>     2013/10/28 Andre Rodovalho <andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
>     <mailto:andre.rodovalho at gmail.com>>:
>     > This workaround does not work for me. Maybe because I updated
>     from 13.04?
>     >
>     > I see no "Xfce4 Power Manager is not running, do you want to
>     launch it now?"
>     > message too...
>     >
>     > Reading I found that maybe blocking lidbtn action, handled by
>     acpi might
>     > solve the problem... and trying to find something like this for
>     Lubuntu I
>     > found this:
>     >
>     http://askubuntu.com/questions/363795/closing-laptop-lid-suspends-lubuntu-since-upgrade
>     >
>     > And works for me!
>     >
>     > Thanks!
>     >
>     Andre,
>     I didn't upgrade from 13.04, so I don't know if is related...
>     A stupid question: did you enable Power Manager on Desktop session
>     settings tool after the new configuration of default application for
>     lxsession?
>     And did you try the setting posted by Ali too?
>     On Facebook Group, this workaround has been posted:
>     Menu > Preferences > default application for LXsession > Power Manager
>     > Other > xfce4-power-manager > Apply > Reboot.
>     F.

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