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I set my screen to dim after 2 minutes idling on battery in XFCE power settings. If I lock and click new login, and log in as another user, the screen will dim after 2 minutes even though that second user is active.

Is there some setting or workaround for this?

It feels like a bug, but I have no idea what program or combination of programs would be responsible …

(I don't know if this affects Unity users or not.)

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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi May 6 '12 at 2:34

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Nope, not affecting Unity. Can you try running xfce4-power-manager in debug mode and seeing if it logs anything? –  William Apr 7 '12 at 2:31
    
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. –  coversnail May 5 '12 at 11:01
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Yes, this is a bug, probably in xfce4-power-manager. However, after doing some reasearch I have found that this bug has not yet been reported, so most likely some other pacakage is installed on your system that is conflicting with xfce4-power-manager and causing it to malfunction. This is a bug that should be reported, to do so open up a terminal and run ubuntu-bug xfce4-power-manager and follow the prompts. It will automatically include important system information.

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