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Re: Understanding gnome-power-manager



Hi.

On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 15:55:31 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:


> active = mouse moved within last idle time
> powersave = session inactive for a few seconds
> idle = session inactive for time set in gnome-screensaver

OK.

> {idle}
> active -> powersave -> idle
> 
> {mouse moved}
> idle -> active
> 
> Inhibit() also stops the machine going to idle, and a g-s inhibit
> stops the machine going to powersave.

What is Inhibit()? Is it user controllable?

> Does that make things clearer?

Yes, it does. I think I'll file a bug against g-p-m for my problem
(which is, basically, that the display brightness indicator pops
up when the system goes from powersave to active (and sometimes in
the other direction, too), although the brightness did not change,
and I did not request any change, either).


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