screensaver and power manager dbus interfaces

Holger Macht hmacht at
Fri Jun 2 20:00:35 EEST 2006

On Fri 02. Jun - 17:48:14, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-06-02 at 18:40 +0200, Holger Macht wrote:
> > Ok, then it is more than sane to add all power management related methods
> > here. Like all display brightness related methods which are already in
> > Hal.
> This is more sane than you think. g-p-m dims the screen when the user is
> idle to save battery power (lots!), so externally stabbing at hal to
> change the brightness would be the wrong thing to do here, instead
> informing g-p-m of the new ideal un-dimmed brightness would be what the
> application would want to do.

Well gnome-power-manager does this, noone else. You have to give any other
application the possibility to implement that. Why not through

> >  Well if we mirror DPMS settings because on some systems we don't have
> > an X server, then we have to mirror _all_ power management related tasks,
> > because there are also systems which have no running hal. Like UPSs,
> > battery information, ac states.  We would have to duplicate almost
> > anything on org.freedesktop.PowerManager.
> Only the bits that make sense, i.e. things that dabble in session stuff.

So what of the examples I wrote aren't important for the session?


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