[Goodies-dev] ANN: xfce4-power-manager version 0.8.0beta2 released

Ali Abdallah aliov at xfce.org
Sun Apr 19 15:05:30 CEST 2009

Mike Massonnet wrote:
> 2009/4/18 Ali Abdallah <aliov at xfce.org>:
>> Mike Massonnet wrote:
>>> When I press the Power button, and xfpm is configured to Shutdown, the X
>>> session is closing, however quickly after that it is being restarted. This
>>> must be related to Moblin of course, I just had like to know what. Can I
>>> reproduce a shutdown the same way xfpm is doing it from the command line?
>> If xfce4-session is running then yes, i just use the shutdown DBus interface
>> on the session, because in this way the session will cleanly shutdown, you
>> can send DBus shutdown message of type 2.
>> dbus-send --print-reply --session --dest=org.xfce.SessionManager
>> /org/xfce/SessionManager org.xfce.Session.Manager \
>> uint32:2 boolean:true
> In fact, using the Shutdown and Reboot actions through the DBus
> service renders the bug. Xfce4-session is patched on Moblin, I don't
> know if I would get the same result with a pristine version. But using
> those actions through the prompt dialog works fine.
>> For suspend/hibernate i have the DBus interfaces in xfpm on
>> org.freedesktop.PowerManagement (standard), but probably i should add
>> shutdown interface as well that uses the xfce4-session if it is running or
>> internally if not. (if this can help you i can do it right now).
> Yes, that is probably what it should be doing as the Shutdown method
> from the session manager allows the clients to close safely, but still
> it must be able to revert to an internal shutdown command in case it
> runs with another manager or outside Xfce.


This is a subject for a bug report on the xfce4-session, because using 
xfce4-session-logout --halt does an X server restart, i have tested on 
my system, i think the shutdown interface is broken on the session, 
using the logout dialog always works.


>> Cheers and many thanks,
>> Ali.
> Cheers
> Mike
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