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Recently, after a few upgrades, I find that the power-management applet indicator has vanished, and the option of Suspend has suddenly changed to Power-off. I can still suspend through sudo pm-suspend, but pressing on the Power button blanks and locks the screen at best.

Moreover, the options of Power button and Close Lid are no longer visible in Power options menu.

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Can you attach screenshots? – Christopher Kyle Horton Sep 8 '11 at 1:28

Update upower from the ubuntu packages page. It needs to be updated to version 0.9.13-1 and the system did not do that automatically. You can find that here:

From Terminal

upower -d

will error out. The newest version has the error fixed.

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Thnx for your help. It really worked out – Jigar.Shah Sep 11 '11 at 5:10
UPower version 0.9.13, but system doesn't restores after suspend or hibernate. Xorg needs to be restarted. Solution doesn't help to me. – user29262 Oct 20 '11 at 11:57

The options is not available in the UI anymore, but I found it to be still availble in gconf.

To attach an action with the power button, enter in a terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-power action_name

Where action_name is one of the following:

  • suspend
  • shutdown
  • hibernate
  • interactive (ask what to do)
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