On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 6:47 AM, Bastien Nocera <bnocera(a)redhat.com> wrote:
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> You're trying to figure out what the power notification is, or something
> else? You haven't actually presented a question :)
> The power notification is, I believe, "Your system is going to get suspend
> soon due to inactivity" (or phrased similarly). Once you touch an input
> device, the notification gets destroyed. The presentation is somewhat
> confusing, I agree. For verification, disable screen blanking. You should
> see the same power notification pop up some time before the 15 minutes
> suspend timeout.
> It probably doesn't make sense to show this particular notification on the
> lock screen (instead the lock screen could show something like "suspending
> in X minutes" somewhere visibly by itself). But the sender of the
> notification can't probably enable/disable lock screen visibility on a
> per-message basis (but I haven't looked at all the available hints you can
The notification should be visible, as it should wake the screen up when it
appears, and also be visible when other notifications appear (which should
also wake up the screen).
I'm finding it super annoying.
a. I've decided to ignore the laptop, laptop display goes off,
notifications are irrelevant.
b. It's distracting me from other work I'm doing, for no good reason.
c. I have an external display connected. Someone sends me a chat
message, the external display lights up for 30 seconds, and then
powers off. They chat again, and it's this on off on off on off cycle
that's making the power savings policy I've set entirely pointless. My
laptop is not a cellphone.
It should be gnome-shell making the decisions of whether to wake the
up or not, not the caller (see the WakeUpScreen D-Bus signal in both
source trees for details).
OK but there's nothing in the journal. If it's worth waking up my
laptop and external display and putting up a red power notification as
if there's a problem, this should be logged.