A small bug with power management in Ubuntu Desktop

Tim darkxst at fastmail.fm
Sun Jun 1 21:46:55 UTC 2014


On 02/06/14 03:23, Zygmunt Krynicki wrote:
> I think that is still the case on 14.10 daily. I would suspect either upower or systemd (it's blurry IIRC as systemd wants to handle suspend
> stuff nowadays AFAIK).
Suspend action is handled by unity-settings-daemon
>
> Thanks
> ZK
>
>
> On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 2:43 PM, Jo-Erlend Schinstad <joerlend.schinstad at ubuntu.com <mailto:joerlend.schinstad at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
>
>     A friend of mine recently discovered a small bug on her laptop running Ubuntu 13.10. I suspect it's still there in 14.04 although I
>     haven't been able to test it for myself. (My laptop screen is dead – again) Since I don't know exactly which package to file against, I
>     thought I'd explain it here.
>
>     In System Settings, we're able to configure what happens when you close the lid on your laptop, based on whether you're connected to a
>     power source or running on battery. I had configured it so that nothing happens when you close the lid while connected, but that it should
>     suspend when running on battery. However, when you're connected, close the lid and then disconnect the power source, it seems this setting
>     is not checked again. The computer keeps running, draining the battery – and, can of course, be harmful to the harddisk.
>
>     I would've expected that when you disconnect from the power source while the laptop is running with the lid closed, the setting would be
>     checked and if set to suspend, it would – just as if you had opened the lid, disconnected the power cord and then closed the lid.
>
>     Can someone with a working laptop check if this is still the case in newer versions? And if so, which package does the bug report belong to?
>
>     Thanks
>
>     Jo-Erlend Schinstad
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