hibernate/suspend + reboot/halt

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Aug 14 21:54:58 CEST 2006

Jani Monoses wrote:
>>As said earlier, using g-p-m should be the way to go. That way we don't
>>duplicate effort with the nasty pm stuff.
> Indeed that would be nice, but it has some disadvantages as well.
> It is yet another daemon using up a few megs, especially since upstream
> is not interested in making it work w/o gnome libraries. There was a
> thread on gnome-desktop about getting rid of gnomeui deps from various
> apps but too many things seem to depend on that and none of the app
> maintainers seem to care and eliminate the reliance of APIs which have
> Gtk equivalents.
> The patch in xubuntu is not related to PM only. By using HAL it does
> shutdown/reboot as well so that's the orthogonal issue of being able to
> do that without sudo password dialog popping up or needing to tweak
> config files to avoid that. The PM stuff while way less featureful (and
> buggy) than g-p-m it's done with probably a few tens of Kb of overhead
> since it's part of session and relies on already running dbus and hal,
> no other daemon being involved.
> Still I am interested in g-p-m since it replaces the very buggy battery
> applet as well, but I want to make sure that if slimming it down cannot
> be worked out with upstream there's at least semi-decent fallback in place.

It's sad that GNOME developers are unable to drop the dependency on
libgnome* (or atleast make it optional), but still I think that we
should go for g-p-m, or have someone to come up with a replacement for
g-p-m (must be willing to actively maintain that!).

In the meantime, we can use bug #2034 as a collector bug for ideas,
patches, etc. regarding pm/hibernate stuff:


Andre feel free to attach your patch to the bug.

> Jani


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