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After booting into the ubuntu login screen and clicking on my user name and entering the password, I get a dialog stating that gnome-power-manager is still running. The dialog presents 2 buttons, 1 to Cancel and other to Logout Anyway.

This issue happens about 50% of the time and I don't remember doing anything related to power management recently. Also, even if I don't choose any option in the dialog it goes away after about 30s.

This is happening on a desktop machine as well as a laptop. On the laptop I have configured power management for myself (not for gdm) whereas in desktop I have not configured power management for any user.

This is only an annoyance but still I would like to fix it, especially on my desktop where I am interested in getting it auto-login ASAP into my userid.

Any ideas why this could be happenning?

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closed as off topic by James, htorque, RolandiXor, Marco Ceppi Dec 15 '11 at 7:54

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Try removing unneeded USB devices such as a webcam to see if that helps. I know this is a known issue but I forget how to fix it. – NightwishFan Sep 30 '10 at 7:15
if the user gdm is trying to open usb devices which stops power manager from exiting, can I a) disable power-manager for gdm or b) disallow gdm from accessing usb devices ? – koushik Oct 1 '10 at 18:30
have you tried reinstalling gnome-power-manager? – RolandiXor Oct 28 '10 at 17:45
This question was filed as a bug report. – James Dec 14 '11 at 18:40

I suggest you mark this bug report (note that despite the title it is not not iPhone/iPod specific) as affecting you. Currently 55 people have marked it as affecting them.

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I have done that. – koushik Nov 25 '10 at 9:53

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