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In a background Python script I need to detect, when the system just woke up from suspend. What is a good way that does not rely on a root script but rather on python modules such as DBus?

I'm new to dbus so I could really use some example code. From what I read it's related to

org.freedesktop.UPower /org/freedesktop/UPower org.freedesktop.UPower.Resuming

Can anyone help me out with some code that connects the resuming signal to callback?

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Here is some example code that answers my question:

# This is some example code on howto use dbus to detect when the system returns
#+from hibernation or suspend.

import dbus      # for dbus communication (obviously)
import gobject   # main loop
from dbus.mainloop.glib import DBusGMainLoop # integration into the main loop

def handle_resume_callback():
    print "System just resumed from hibernate or suspend"

DBusGMainLoop(set_as_default=True) # integrate into main loob
bus = dbus.SystemBus()             # connect to dbus system wide
bus.add_signal_receiver(           # defince the signal to listen to
    handle_resume_callback,            # name of callback function
    'Resuming',                        # singal name
    'org.freedesktop.UPower',          # interface
    'org.freedesktop.UPower'           # bus name

loop = gobject.MainLoop()          # define mainloop
loop.run()                         # run main loop

See the dbus-python tutorial.

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