Call for testing: power management related buttons/events

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Aug 10 09:59:39 BST 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 07:20:00PM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> in Ubuntu 8.10 we added a patch to gnome-power-manager [1] to ignore
> power management related hotkey events which came in in quick
> succession; this caused effects like suspending immediately after
> resuming [2].
> I dropped the patch from the recent karmic upload of
> gnome-power-manager. It is unclear whether this is still an issue in
> the new world where we just read -evdev events instead of ACPI events
> from hal, is pretty hackish, and it potentially leads to dropping
> valid events. I discussed it with Richard Hughes, and he suggested to
> try without the patch, and that he doesn't like to adopt it.

I've been seeing spurious suspends immediately after resume over the past
week in Karmic.

 - mdz

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