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

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at xfce.org
Sun Apr 19 16:58:48 CEST 2009

Ali Abdallah wrote:
> 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.
> Mike,
> 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.

Regarding xfce4-session-logout --halt, there is already bug 5032.

Regarding the Moblin issue, it works fine for instance under Debian, 
they cannot be related. I didn't get to build the rpm source package 
yet, in fact I post-pone this a little before getting on it.


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