Thanks for the quick answer, much appreciated. I may get grumpy on this
one, hopefully no-one takes offence.

On Thu, 2018-02-22 at 02:25 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-02-22 at 08:39 +0000, Russel Winder wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have just done the 3GB update on my machines. Now I find that
> > laptops
> > and workstations go into suspend mode without being told to. For me
> > this is not what I want. I am assuming the recent big update has
> > included a change of setting somewhere. I am not sure where to find
> > this. Can anyone tell me?
> It's a GNOME change to comply with EU regulations, believe it or not:

OK it seems an interpretation of an EU regulation has finally convinced
me BrExit might actually have an upside. :-(

I think GNOME developers should also read 7.b.3.b:

Equipment shall, unless inappropriate for the intended use, offer a
power management function or a similar function. 

GNOME can certainly count in the inappropriate for the intended use

In any event this should be an easily opt out of.

> It should be configurable in the Power panel of the control center.

Do you know if there is there a way of setting it without logging in to
the console device? GNOME will hopefully not then reset a value it has
no right to set without consent.

My set up has a server, one workstation/server, and three laptops all
up and working. I am only logged into one. Now the workstation/server
(which should never stop as it has a server role) and two laptops
spontaneously suspend, which f#### everything up. :-(  

I guess I am going to have a problem with my server which actually has
GNOME installed for various reasons.

Dr Russel Winder      t: +44 20 7585 2200
41 Buckmaster Road    m: +44 7770 465 077
London SW11 1EN, UK   w:

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