Bug 1242452 - "XFCE4 Power Manager is not running, do you want to launch it now"

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Wed Dec 10 22:30:22 UTC 2014

On 12/9/2014 10:23 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-default-settings/+bug/1242452 
> This bug was posted when the /etc/xdg/autostart bug was causing 
> everything in that folder to fail to autostart.  The autostart bug has 
> been fixed and the other shortcuts in the folder all autostart now as 
> far as I know, yet this power manager bug was not fixed by it.
> The workarounds posted at the time were in general the same 
> workarounds proposed for all the other shortcuts in that folder.
> Does anyone know why this continues to fail to autostart?  And/or have 
> a new workaround?

OK, I figured out that xfce4-power-manager continued to fail due to a 
line in its shortcut file at /etc/xdg/autostart/xfce4-power-manager.desktop:

Comment out that line with gksudo leafpad and the shortcut will work!

I have updated the bug report at 

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