No suspend after XFCE Power Manager added

John Hupp lubuntu at
Tue Mar 24 19:38:05 UTC 2015

On 3/24/2015 2:24 PM, Lars Noodén wrote:
> I installed Lubuntu-core on a small machine and suspend (sleep?) worked
> fine.  It suspended when I closed the lid and when I pressed the sleep
> button.  I added xfce-power-manager to the machine to be able to see in
> the panel how much power remains in the battery and since then the
> machine does not suspend either when I close the lid or when I press the
> sleep button.  Also, even though the power manager settings say "ask"
> when the power button is pressed, nothing happens any more when I press
> it.
> I don't need the power manager but I do need suspend (sleep?) / resume
> and would very, very much like to have an easy way to track power
> remaining in the battery.
> This is on Lubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Celeron M processor.  Can anyone
> suggest a way around this?
> Regards,
> Lars

I wonder if power manager is actually running.  For instance, if you 
click Preferences: Power, does it report that it is not running?

I have to use this workaround to make it auto-start:

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