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Old 09-12-2019, 02:35 AM   #1
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XFCE: network suspend when locked


Hi,

got a XFCE-Client which always powers down the NIC after approx. 1h idle.

I assume there is a kind of power-management, but I can find it. In the XFCE-PowerManagement-Settings there is no option for networking.

Btw, the button to lock the screen doesn't work. On must use the "switch user" function in order to lock the screen when AFK.
Is there any component missing?

The Screensaver/locking- issue was resolved by removing gnome-screensaver and installing xscreensaver. What remains is the powering down of the network interface...

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Old 09-12-2019, 08:03 PM   #2
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In your power management settings, is the computer configured to suspend or hibernate at all?
Something like "Suspend when inactive"? What's that set to?

To be clear, are you saying that when your 'puter suspends, it disconnects from the network?
 
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Hi Sean,

yes, when it suspends, it disconnects from network.
Under xfce there is no power management settings like this. I searched before and this was my first thought too. But I found the solution (I hope).....now that xscreensaver is installed, one can activate a screensaver in the xfce settings (unbelievable :-) ) ...means I can lock the screen without the interface disconnecting from network! ...strange!
 
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yes, when it suspends, it disconnects from network.
Sounds like it's working as it should. Is your problem resolved now?
 
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I had this on Xubuntu on my laptop - I had to change the power settings for the NIC in the BIOS to stop it - not sure if that is the best way, but it worked for me.
 
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I will test, but I think it's resolved now.
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