[arch-general] immediate sleep after resume

Luke Johnson johnsonlg9 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 12:20:36 EST 2012

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Curtis Shimamoto <
sugar.and.scruffy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/15/12 at 11:18am, Genes MailLists wrote:
> >
> >
> >   Forgot to mention in original post - it seems well understood that
> > the window managers may or may not play nicely with systemd - as to
> > who will do power management.
> >
> >   If a user is not logged in - it is still nice to have systemd
> > sleep system on lid close for example - and for this reason the
> > window managers are given the ability to "inhibit" systemd when they
> > are claiming to do the power management. And when they are not, then
> > systemd does not get the "inhibit". [1]
> >
> >   Several window managers, KDE among them are supposed to "play
> > nice" with systemd in this regard.
> >
> >  So, one suggestion some have is not to use KDE at all for this -
> > and rely solely on systemd - it is of course less configurable. I
> > have not yet tried this approach. This can be done via the same
> > login.conf.
> >
> >  It's not a huge deal, as I just press power button to wake it up
> > again, but curious what others have found.
> >
> >  gene
> >
> >  [1] I'd rather have a positive than a triple negative
> > LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited=no
> >   might be easier to read as
> > LidSwitchInhibitIsActive=yes
> >
> >
> >
> Personally I just use xautolock, so I don't have to deal with these
> competing systemd.  I just use the native systemd (actually in its
> default form), and it works well.
> I was not aware that you were working towards teh goal of having systemd
> actually handle the stuff, as other users typically wanted their DE to
> handle the power management, and have systemd do nothing.  This is why I
> directed you to the man page, in hopes that you would find the
> HandleLidSwitch= setting.
> As far as doing it the way you want, I have heard (though I don't use
> KDE so I have no personal experience) that it's power management does
> not play nicely with this system.  I am not sure what power management
> setups do play nicely, but every KDE user that I have come across all
> ended up just setting HandleLidSwitch=ignore and being done with it.
> If you can get your proposed setup working, I would love to hear about
> it.  I do not use said systems, but I still welcome knowledge.
> Maybe a DE user can weigh in here. Best of luck.
> Regards,
> --
> Curtis Shimamoto
> sugar.and.scruffy at gmail.com

On the wiki here<https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd#ACPI_power_management>in
the warning section it says that only Gnome and KDE play nice right
and you can put ignore in all the Handle fields in logind.conf to allow
your DE or WM to manage it instead. Seems to be working for me on XFCE.

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