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Bug 452917 - power manager repeatedly displays cryptic error message
Summary: power manager repeatedly displays cryptic error message
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-power-manager
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-25 20:54 UTC by Steevithak
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:12:00 UTC

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Description Steevithak 2008-06-25 20:54:17 UTC
Description of problem:

After upgrading my Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop to Fedora 9, the Power Manager
2.22.1 program repeatedly displays a cryptic error message about sleep mode not
working due to a running program. After a second or two it vanishes (usually
after it's been there just long enough to see but not long enough to read the
full message). After a minute or two it re-appears again. The error message
displayed starts "your laptop will not sleep if you shut the lid..." it goes on
to say something about a program that's running which is causing the problem but
doesn't name the program or offer any advice on how to fix the problem. (sorry I
haven't managed to write down the full text of the error yet). 

It does offer a "don't show me this message again" clicker but I'd rather fix
the problem than hide the error messages. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.22.1

How reproducible: 100% of the time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 9 on a Dell Inspiron 8600
2. Boot
3. Log in
4. Stare at GNOME desktop a few minutes
Actual results: Power Manager error messages start popping up

Expected results: desktop sits there looking pretty

Additional info:

I've done no customization of any kind. I literally just inserted the DVD,
installed, and rebooted. I've rebooted a few times since and the message still

I'm pretty sure I didn't select the right component in bugzilla because it
doesn't list Power Manager, which is pretty clearly what the about dialog says
this thing is called. The component list shows a "powerman" and a "powermanga"
but no "power manager". Might want to update either the bugzilla listing or the
power manager about page to show the correct name.

Comment 1 Steven M. Parrish 2008-06-25 21:08:19 UTC
Reassigning to Gnome-Power-Manager

Comment 2 Steevithak 2008-06-26 15:49:45 UTC
I noticed bug 446510 that says package manager interferes with the ability of a
laptop to suspend without warning the user. I wonder if this could be related to
the cryptic power manager errors I'm seeing?

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:47:23 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 15:12:00 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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