[PATCH] Turn Powerdevil suspend notification into a dialog

David Nolden zwabel at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 23 11:42:18 BST 2009

Am Mittwoch 23 September 2009 11:56:23 schrieb Marco Martin:
> usual thing: yes: there is broken hardware around, but we can't design
> suboptimal softare just because it won't work with some crappy drivers. in
> this case would be way better to disable suspension system-wide altogether
I'm quite sure that 99.9% of all linux users have at least one device that 
doesn't work properly under linux. So if you only target users with fully 
working hardware, you target about 0.1%. That is unfortunate, but true, and 
that's why I you _have to_ consider broken hardware if you work on a 
mainstream desktop environment. For this case it's not really relevant, I'm 
just saying this because I'm hearing such statements again and again. You 
don't have to change your designs ground up, but you should at least include 
it in your considerations.

> > But you get disturbed anyway, so isn't it better to get disturbed in a
> > familiar and controllable way (dialog) than an uncontrollable way
> > (shutdown or suspend)?
> it is controllable anyways, and better compared to konqueror looking like
> wanting to suspend the system
How is a shutting down system controllable? When it's shutting down then it's 
shutting down, and you can do nothing to stop it. That's the worst disturbance 
one could imagine, apart from a crash maybe.

Anyway apart from that, I agree that it would be better having a popup that 
you can not miss somewhere near the panel, or maybe at a border of the current 
screen, than a dialog, for the pure reason of reduced uglyness.

Greetings, David

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