Bug#542326: gnome-power-manager: Still buggy, but also confusing now

Apelete Seketeli apelete at seketeli.org
Thu Aug 20 17:36:56 UTC 2009

Package: gnome-power-manager
Version: 2.26.3-1
Severity: normal


The current state of g-p-m is hard to describe, but I thought I it would be best
summarized in this bug.

- When "dim display when idle" is set, the computer actually dims the display
  when idle and trigger the DPMS setting (the default one shuts the screen off,
and it works now, as opposed to g-p-m 2.24.4-3 from Unstable) when supposed to.
The bug is the display sometimes stays dim, and sometimes it just take a little
longer to revert to default brightness (like a minute or two later than
- When "dim display when idle" isn't set, the computer also activate the
  screensaver but the DPMS setting is never applied: the screen remains lit even
though it isn't supposed to.

I think that's actually two different bugs that have already been reported, but
they both show in this version, and under different circumstances now (I may be wrong though).

All the tests were done on AC power, and I couldn't run g-p-m in verbose mode
because it threw me the following error:

~$ gnome-power-manager --verbose --no-daemon
TI:18:51:39     TH:0x8ddb158    FI:gpm-main.c   FN:main,231
 - This program cannot start until you start the dbus session service.

This is usually started automatically in X or gnome startup when you start a new
        gnome-power-manager [0x804e6db]
        gnome-power-manager [0x805e385]
        /lib/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe5) [0xb764f7a5]
        gnome-power-manager [0x804e011]


-- Package-specific info:
Distro version:       squeeze/sid
Kernel version:       2.6.30-1-686
g-p-m version:        2.26.3
HAL version:          0.5.13
System manufacturer:  missing
System version:       missing
System product:       missing
AC adapter present:   yes
Battery present:      no
Laptop panel present: yes
CPU scaling present:  yes
Battery Information:
GNOME Power Manager Process Information:
HAL Process Information:
105       2841  0.0  0.2   7008  4796 ?        Ss   08:21   0:01 /usr/sbin/hald
root      2910  0.0  0.0   3428  1212 ?        S    08:21   0:00  \_ hald-runner
root      2998  0.0  0.0   3492  1128 ?        S    08:21   0:00      \_ hald-ad
105       3001  0.0  0.0   3360  1152 ?        S    08:21   0:00      \_ hald-ad

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-power-manager depends on:
ii  consolekit                    0.3.0-3    framework for defining and trackin
ii  dbus-x11                      1.2.16-2   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  devicekit-power               009-1      abstraction for power management
ii  gconf2                        2.26.2-3   GNOME configuration database syste
ii  hal                           0.5.13-3   Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii  libbonobo2-0                  2.24.1-1   Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libc6                         2.9-25     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                     1.8.8-2    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcanberra-gtk0              0.12-1.1   Gtk+ helper for playing widget eve
ii  libcanberra0                  0.12-1.1   a simple abstract interface for pl
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.2.16-2   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.82-1     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgconf2-4                   2.26.2-3   GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                   1:2.6.4-1  library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.20.4-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0             2.26.1-1   GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.16.5-1   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1-gtk2.1 0.4.5-1    sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libpanel-applet2-0            2.26.3-1   library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.24.5-1   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpolkit-dbus2               0.9-4      library for accessing PolicyKit vi
ii  libpolkit-gnome0              0.9.2-2    PolicyKit-gnome library
ii  libpolkit2                    0.9-4      library for accessing PolicyKit
ii  libunique-1.0-0               1.0.8-1    Library for writing single instanc
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.2.2-1  X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6                      2:1.0.4-1  X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxrandr2                    2:1.3.0-2  X11 RandR extension library
ii  notification-daemon           0.4.0-1    a daemon that displays passive pop
ii  policykit-gnome               0.9.2-2    GNOME dialogs for PolicyKit

gnome-power-manager recommends no packages.

gnome-power-manager suggests no packages.

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