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Thread: "Help" for power management console "General" tab

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007

    "Help" for power management console "General" tab

    Running Ubuntu 10.04 and Gnome 2.30.2 on Lenovo 3000 N100.

    When I go to the power management console/general tab, in the section "Action: When power button is pressed" I see only one option, "Ask me."

    I clicked the "help" button but when "help" opened, all it does is show a picture of the dialog box. There is no help offered there. The picture shows the option 'Hibernate' where my computer only shows "Ask me."

    1. Why doesn't "Help" help me on this?
    2. Should I be able to change these options? How?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Burlington, NC
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: "Help" for power management console "General" tab

    I have an issue with that option dialog too.
    I see all options for "power button," but not for "suspend button."
    For "suspend button," I can only select "suspend" or "hibernate."
    I want "Ask me" just like for the power button.

    You can open
    and browse down to "/apps/gnome-power-manager/buttons/"
    In there, you can set almost any action for every event.

    It's a shame that the dialog doesn't simply present all of these options to the user.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Re: "Help" for power management console "General" tab


    Strangely, when I logged on directly on the box rather than thru NoMaching remote desktop, the General tab showed all the options. Must be something with the limits imposed on remote access.

    I need to use remote access because my laptop screen is on the fritz. But occasionaly (and arbitrarily, as nearly as I can tell--replacing the inverted did not help) it will pop on and function perfectly. Then, just as arbitrarily, it won't work. Just now it popped on for the first time in 3 or more weeks.


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